Business Insights
Business Insights

Four Tips for Migrating Your Enterprise Applications to AWS

January 4, 2017

Learn our four tips for migrating your enterprise applications to a cloud platform like AWS.

Pythian’s Top Five Business Blogs of 2016

December 28, 2016

From upgrades and cloud migration to Pokémon Go and the modern DBA role, Pythian bloggers had plenty on their minds in 2016. Sit back and enjoy these top performing posts from our business blog, and let us know what you’d like…

LISA16 Conference Highlights: Change is Coming!

December 12, 2016

Chris Stankaitis, Team Manager, Site Reliability Engineering at Pythian, reflects on the theme of change at LISA16.

Pythian Next Generation Service Strategy Attracts New IT Leadership

November 28, 2016

Pythian, a global technology company that helps businesses adopt and manage disruptive technologies to better compete, is pleased to welcome Matthew Abarbanel and Marc St. Louis to the Pythian team. As VP of Technology Services, Matthew Abarbanel is responsible for…

Microsoft’s Latest Announcement Gives You More Reasons to Upgrade to SQL Server 2016

November 24, 2016

Find out what Microsoft’s announcement around the SQL Server 2016 upgrade means for you.

Five Things to Know Before Migrating Your Data Warehouse to Google BigQuery

November 23, 2016

Find out if Google BigQuery is the right tool for what you want to do and how to migrate your data into it.

Goals for my Clients in 2017

November 7, 2016

Warner Chaves outline the goals he is setting for his clients in 2017.

Will Oracle Fly Higher Than Amazon in Cloud?

October 28, 2016

Can Oracle rise up to meet Amazon’s success in the cloud? Fahd Mirza makes the case for Oracle Cloud.

Going PaaS? Think Google Cloud Platform for big data.

October 26, 2016

How to know when your enterprise needs a platform-as-a-service and why Google Cloud Platform is a good option.

What New Storage Classes from Google Mean for Your Business

October 21, 2016

What new Google Cloud Storage options, including Regional, Multi-regional, Nearline and Coldline, mean for businesses

Pythian Announces New Board of Directors

October 17, 2016

New Board Positions Pythian For Next Level Success In IT Driven Business Landscape Ottawa, ON – October 17, 2016 – Pythian, a global IT company that helps businesses adopt and manage disruptive technologies to better compete, is pleased to announce…

Join Us For Breakfast At PASS Summit 2016

October 7, 2016

With PASS SUMMIT 2016 around the corner, we’re gearing up for a special Pythian and ScaleArc co-sponsored breakfast presentation you won’t want to miss. Be our guest for breakfast, and find out about the best practices for improving uptime and…

Pythian Now Offers Google BigQuery Services To Its Enterprise Customers

September 29, 2016

Pythian is equipped to plan, implement and manage enterprise migrations to Google Cloud Platform and help enterprises take advantage of BigQuery’s capabilities, utilizing Google Cloud Platform Qualified Solutions Developers and Data Analysts.

Google Cloud Platform Can Help You Work With Complex Data

September 29, 2016

Find out how Google Cloud Platform can help your enterprise get insight and value out of complex data on a massive scale.

Join Pythian at Percona Live Europe in Amsterdam!

September 28, 2016

  The Percona Live Data Europe Conference in Amsterdam is being held October 3-5, 2016. It is quickly approaching, and Pythian is excited to show you how we Love Your Data in a big way! We have an awesome lineup of speakers this year:…

Join Pythian at Oracle OpenWorld 2016

September 19, 2016

Find out information on Pythian’s Oracle OpenWorld speakers, and details about our annual blogger meetup.

Pythian Named One of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies on the PROFIT 500

September 15, 2016

Canadian Business and PROFIT today ranked Pythian No. 151 with a five-year growth rate of 437% on the 28th annual PROFIT 500

Considering Alternatives To RDBMS? NoSQL May Be The Answer

September 7, 2016

Depending on your specific needs, your applications, the type and volume of your data, NoSQL could be the right choice as either a complementary technology to an existing RDBMS, or a complete replacement. Find out if NoSQL is right for your business.

Pythian at Cassandra Summit 2016

August 24, 2016

Vanessa Simmons, Director of Business Development at Pythian, provides a sneak peek of Pythian programming at Cassandra Summit 2016.

Examining Microservices And Containers

August 11, 2016

Alex Lovell-Troy, Director of Solutions Engineering at Pythian, explains microservices and containers and their benefits.

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Technical Track
Technical Track

Building SQL Server Failover Cluster Instances in the Cloud with Windows Server 2016 Storage Spaces Direct

January 9, 2017

Storage Spaces Direct (S2D) is a new feature of Windows Server 2016 that takes the ‘software-defined storage’ concept to the next level. The value proposition is that instead of deploying expensive SAN hardware, similar results can be achieved by pooling…

Replicating Users and Tablespaces with Oracle GoldenGate

January 6, 2017

Gleb Otochkin explains how to replicate users and tablespaces using Oracle GoldenGate.

Log Buffer #501: A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

January 6, 2017

This Log Buffer Edition covers Oracle, SQL Server and MySQL blog posts.

Duplicate Indexes in MySQL

January 5, 2017

Valerie Parham-Thompson explains why duplicate (redundant) indexes are sometimes helpful.

Using the MariaDB CONNECT Engine to Merge Heterogeneous Data Sources

January 4, 2017

Find out how to use MariaDB CONNECT Engine to merge heterogeneous data sources in this how-to blog post from Valerie Parham-Thompson.

Extended Events – Fetching API CURSORS

January 3, 2017

Forum questions can sometimes cause distractions for me because they pique my interest at times, especially when I see someone say “Extended Event (XE) session is not showing the expensive query”. Extended Events are just… The particular forum question that…

Investigating IO performance on Amazon EC2

December 30, 2016

I published a blog post called “Investigating IO Performance on Amazon RDS for Oracle” recently, and soon after posting it I received several questions asking if IO worked the same way on EC2 instances. My immediate though was it did,…

Running Containers in Amazon EC2 Container Service

December 30, 2016

Minto Joseph explains how to run logstash in Amazon EC2 Container Service.

Log Buffer #500: A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

December 29, 2016

As the festive season starts, bloggers across Oracle, SQL Server, and MySQL have been producing some sparkling blog posts. This Log Buffer Edition highlights a few of them this week.

Pythian’s Top Five Technical Blogs of 2016

December 28, 2016

The technical community had plenty to get excited about in 2016. From SQL Server announcements and upgrades to an increased focus on cloud migration, there was plenty to keep on top of. While these subjects certainly topped our list of most-viewed blog…

Log Buffer #499: A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

December 21, 2016

This Log Buffer edition covers the latest blog posts around Oracle, SQL Server and MySQL.

MySQL on AWS: RDS vs EC2

December 21, 2016

If you are thinking in moving your MySQL databases to AWS, this analysis by Gabriel Ciciliani may help you determine if RDS is the appropriate solution for your data.

Log Buffer #498: A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

December 19, 2016

This Log Buffer edition covers the top blog posts this week from the world of Oracle, SQL Server, and MySQL.

Three Ways to Raise Your Cloud Comfort Level

December 14, 2016

Pythian’s Chris Presley outlines three ways enterprises can test-drive the cloud.

Investigating IO Performance on Amazon RDS for Oracle

December 13, 2016

Maris Elsins, Lead Database Consultant at Pythian, provides an in-depth examination of IO Performance on Amazon RDS for Oracle.

Log Buffer #497: A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

December 13, 2016

In this week’s edition, Log Buffer brings some of the nifty blog posts from Oracle, SQL Server and MySQL.

LISA16 Conference Highlights: Change is Coming!

December 12, 2016

Chris Stankaitis, Team Manager, Site Reliability Engineering at Pythian, reflects on the theme of change at LISA16.

How to Build AD Domain on Windows Core Edition

December 9, 2016

This is a follow up post building an Hyper-V lab to learn SQL Server. Active Directory offers the PowerShell module ActiveDirectory for managing various aspects of the domain. If you are a full-time AD Administrator you may need to learn…

Log Buffer #496: A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

December 7, 2016

This Log Buffer Edition covers Oracle, SQL Server and MySQL.

How to Do an In-Place Migration to Tungsten

November 30, 2016

Overview On this post I will explain how to do an in-place migration to Tungsten. We will start with a MySQL topology consisting of 3 nodes (1 master, 2 slaves) using native MySQL replication, and convert that into a 3…

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Pythian Life
Pythian Life

2016 Last Minute DBA Holiday Gift Guide

December 16, 2016

Do you have a hard-to-buy-for DBA on your list? Whether you’re a manager looking for something to give your talented people, or someone with a special DBA in your life, we know it’s not always easy to choose the right…

Being a Pythianite

September 26, 2016

  It has been seven months since I started working for Pythian and it doesn’t feel like it at all. The main reason is the full time work from home option that we enjoy here. I couldn’t agree more when my…

Aim for Exceptional: Reflecting on my Employment at Pythian

August 5, 2016

Shawn Melton, SQL Server Database Consultant at Pythian, discusses how his employment at Pythian differs from past jobs, and why.

Embracing Lifelong Learning In The IT Industry

June 20, 2016

Alejandro Cordero, Lead Database Consultant at Pythian, discusses the importance of lifelong learning in the IT industry.

Pythian Sponsors Another Successful Technovation Challenge!

May 30, 2016

Stephanie Caron, Marketing Manager at Pythian and Ottawa Chapter Program Coordinator for Technovation, talks about the conclusion of this year’s event.

What’s Holding You Back From Giving Back?

April 15, 2016

Heidi Hauver, VP of HR at Pythian, reflects on the importance of giving during National Volunteer Week.

There’s more to IT than just coding

March 15, 2016

Stephanie Caron, Marketing Manager at Pythian, and Ottawa Chapter Program Coordinator for Technovation, updates us on the 2016 Technovation program so far.

Sources of Inspiration on International Women’s Day

March 8, 2016

Heidi Hauver, Vice President of Human Resources as Pythian, shares her sources on inspiration on International Women’s Day.

Learning To Be Present

February 25, 2016

Heidi Hauver, VP of Human Resources, writes about her journey of mindfulness, and learning to be present in her daily life.

The Value of Pythian’s Internship Program

February 19, 2016

Software Development Intern Roni Peled writes about his experience in the Pythian Internship Program.

The Little Big Company With The Huge Heart

February 17, 2016

Tara Ghazouly, Pythian Sales Representative, talks about the many random acts of kindness she’s experienced in Pythian’s Ottawa office.

My Virtual Internship with Pythian

January 28, 2016

Claudia Cornali-Motta, project management virtual intern, shares her experiences at Pythian, and her excitement around the Pythia Program.

Pythian – Through the Eyes of a CO-OP Student

January 11, 2016

Joseph Baroud, Human Resources co-op student at Pythian, provides the next wave of interns a candid perspective on what it’s like to experience the Pythian culture first hand.

Big Data Co-op Experience at Pythian

December 31, 2015

Zunaira Jamil, Pythian co-op student, describes her experiences while fulfilling her experience working with one of our Big Data teams and what she learned.

Good Habits & Gratitude

December 31, 2015

Heidi Hauver, VP of Human Resources, explains how you can unlock the power of gratitude by simply developing a good habit to record all the things you can be thankful for in 2016.

Pythian Champions Gender Diversity in Tech

November 18, 2015

  At Pythian, we embody and value diversity in every form—in our religion (or lack thereof), our geography, our culture, and of course the location we’ve chosen for our home.  We deeply believe that the best teams are diverse and…

Gotta Love English

October 21, 2015

  I do love to write, and have always enjoyed the idiosyncrasies of this wonderful language. One of my favourite features of English is how I struggle with the following items almost daily: I am doing a few things to…

Five Years, Five Top 5’s

October 4, 2015

  Five Years, Five Top 5’s On October 4th, 2010 I joined Pythian. At that time Human Resources (HR) was a team of one, supporting 90 employees in 13 countries. Five years later on October 4th 2015, HR is now…

Attending Tech Conferences

September 25, 2015

  Now that I am in management, and have been for some time, I have still been attending tech shows and presenting at them a few times a year. When I came back to Pythian in February 2011, we had…

My Sales Journey: #4

September 25, 2015

Let me start today with some great news! This week I got my first meeting….Woohoo! It happened in totally unexpected ways. It happened on Twitter. Of the dozens of calls and emails that I had been sending out it happened…

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