Business Insights
Business Insights

Join Pythian at the 2016 Cloud Computing Expo

May 18, 2016

Check out this year’s lineup of Pythian’s speakers at the 2016 Cloud Computing Expo.

Migrating Your Enterprise Applications To Amazon Web Services (AWS)

May 12, 2016

  Many of the enterprise clients we work with are looking at Amazon Web Services (AWS) to support their cloud strategies and reap the benefits of the public cloud: lower costs, higher scalability, greater availability of computing resources.   AWS…

Defining Digital Transformation

May 11, 2016

In the first post in this series, Lynda Partner, VP of Marketing at Pythian, discusses her take on digital transformation.

Leaving Behind the Limits of Binary Thinking for Full Inclusiveness

April 29, 2016

When Pythian became the first tech company in Canada to release gender-based metrics last November, we wanted to make a bold statement with the launch of the Pythia Program. And apparently it worked. We’ve already increased the amount of female…

Data is Everything, and Everything is Data

April 19, 2016

Lynda Partner, VP of Marketing at Pythian, explores the phenomenon of datafication.

Considering Total Cost of Incident in the Age of “What if?”

April 5, 2016

Sarah Killoran, Sales Development Lead at Pythian, discusses why asking “what-if” isn’t always a bad thing, especially when it comes to your company’s success.

Why You Should Consider Moving Your Enterprise Applications to the Oracle Cloud

April 4, 2016

Alex Gorbachev, CTO at Pythian, explains why it’s a good idea to consider Oracle Cloud alongside alternatives like as Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure.

Three essential practices for security compliance

March 23, 2016

Myles Trachtenberg, Chief Information Officer at Pythian, provides simple steps to straightening the protection of your data and your business.

A Tale of Three Cities: Perspectives on innovation from New York, San Francisco and Sydney

March 22, 2016

IT thought leaders in Sydney, New York, and San Fransisco discuss makes a particular region fertile ground for innovation, and if it’s measurable.

Breaking Down Barriers with DevOps

March 16, 2016

Pythian Marketing Coordinator John Lewis summarizes the critical success factors when implementing a rapid release software model.

Can The Public Cloud Meet the Needs of Your Enterprise Applications?

March 8, 2016

Alex Gorbachev, CTO at Pythian, discusses the enterprise application needs you should consider before migrating to the public cloud.

RSA Conference 2016

March 7, 2016

Angela Plater, Information Security & Compliance Programs Manager at Pythian, discusses her recent trip to RSAC in San Fransisco.

Security in the age of cloud computing: How IT leaders are mitigating risks

February 23, 2016

IT thought leaders Cory Isaacson, Sean Rich, and Aaron Lee discuss how today’s CIOs and IT leaders are securing their systems in the age of cloud computing.

A View From Down Under: What IT Innovation and Agility Mean to IT Pros in Australia

February 22, 2016

Francisco Alvarez, Chris Mendez, and Tim Sheedy discuss IT innovation and agility at Pythian’s Velocity of Innovation event in Sydney, Australia.

Pythian-led Events: Embracing Disruptive Technologies

February 16, 2016

Today’s senior IT professionals are expected to be experts in everything from emerging technologies, to new regulations, and business innovation. Keeping up with the latest advances in technology, and understanding how they impact your business can be challenging. The impact…

Is the DBA Career Dead?

January 28, 2016

Felipe Ferreira, Pythian Database Expert and Microsoft MVP, explains how embracing the cloud as an emerging technology doesn’t necessarily mean the end of the DBA role.

How do you define IT innovation?

January 27, 2016

Find out how the experts answered at Pythian’s Velocity of Innovation event in San Francisco Once again, I had the pleasure of moderating another Velocity of Innovation event this past November in San Francisco. Both panelists and guests brought with them…

What is Big Data and Do You Really Need it?

December 16, 2015

Are you interested in transforming your business potential, but stuck asking the same old question, “What is Big Data? Pythian’s CTO and Oracle Ace, Alex Gorbachev, explains everything you need to know.

What’s the Ratio of Your Marketing Budget to Cyber Security Budget?

November 22, 2015

Here are three top tips to ensure you’re investing wisely in cyber security, and protecting your brand’s good name.

US-EU Safe Harbor Framework Invalidated – It’s time to Love Your Data!

November 13, 2015

Pythian has been closely following the developments in the EU relating to the invalidation of the US-EU Safe Harbor Framework. Find out how to mitigate risks to your data.

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Technical Track
Technical Track

Encrypting sensitive data in puppet using hiera-eyaml

May 27, 2016

Minto Joseph, Site Reliability Consultant at Pythian, explains how to encrypting sensitive data in puppet using hiera-eyaml.

Understanding MySQL Fabric Faulty Server Detection

May 26, 2016

Gabriel Ciciliani, MySQL Lead Database Consultant at Pythian, explains MySQL Fabric faulty server detection.

Tracefile Automation – Simplify Your Troubleshooting Tasks

May 26, 2016

Jared Still, Pythian Principle Consultant and Oracle ACE, explains how to simplify your trouble shooting tasks through tracefile automation.

Log Buffer #475: A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

May 25, 2016

This Log Buffer Edition highlights top blogs posts in the worlds of Oracle, SQL Server and MySQL.

SharePlex Replication Between Two Instances On The Same Host

May 25, 2016

Gleb Otochkin, Principal Consultant and Certified Oracle Expert at Pythian, explains how to preform SharePlex replication between two instances on the same host.

Understanding The Database Options – AutoClose

May 20, 2016

Vitor Fava, SQL Server Database Consultant at Pythian, explains the database options for AutoClose.

An Effective Approach to Migrate Dynamic Thrift Data to CQL: Part 2

May 20, 2016

In the second post in this series, Yabin Meng, Datastax Enterprise and Apache Cassandra Consultant at Pythian, explains his approach to migrating dynamic thrift data to CQL.

A Test Drive With Azure

May 19, 2016

Gleb Otochkin, Principal Consultant and Certified Oracle Expert at Pythian, shares his experience test driving Azure.

Log Buffer #474: A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

May 18, 2016

This Log Buffer Edition highlights top blogs posts in the worlds of Oracle, SQL Server and MySQL.

An Effective Approach to Migrate Dynamic Thrift Data to CQL, Part 1

May 17, 2016

In the first post in this series, Yabin Meng, Datastax Enterprise and Apache Cassandra Consultant at Pythian, explains his approach to migrating dynamic thrift data to CQL.

Characterset Conversion Conundrums

May 16, 2016

Characterset migration projects can quickly escalate from trivial to very complex. Bjoern Rost, Principal Consultant at Pythian, explains the two major issues to understand and deal with.

Replication between Tungsten clusters

May 16, 2016

Ivan Groenewold, MySQL Database Consultant at Pythian, explains how to configure replication between Tungsten clusters in MySQL.

Analyze Index Validate Structure – The Dark Side

May 13, 2016

Know the performance implications of a command before deciding to use it.

MySQL encrypted streaming backups directly into AWS S3

May 13, 2016

Overview Cloud storage is becoming more and more popular for offsite storage and DR solutions for many businesses. This post will help with those people that want to perform this process for MySQL backups directly into Amazon S3 Storage. These…

Migrating Your Enterprise Applications To Amazon Web Services (AWS)

May 12, 2016

  Many of the enterprise clients we work with are looking at Amazon Web Services (AWS) to support their cloud strategies and reap the benefits of the public cloud: lower costs, higher scalability, greater availability of computing resources.   AWS…

An Effective Approach to Migrate Dynamic Thrift Data to CQL, Part 3

May 12, 2016

In the third and final post in this series, Yabin Meng, Datastax Enterprise and Apache Cassandra Consultant at Pythian, explains his approach to migrating dynamic thrift data to CQL.

Properly removing users in MySQL

May 12, 2016

Pep Pla, MySQL Database Consultant at Pythian, explains how to properly remove users in MySQL.

Log Buffer #473: A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

May 11, 2016

This Log Buffer Edition highlights top blogs posts in the worlds of Oracle, SQL Server and MySQL.

GoldenGate 12.2 Big Data Adapters: part 4 – HBASE

May 11, 2016

In part three of his series on GoldenGate 12.2 Big Data Adapters, Gleb Otochkin, Principal Consultant and Certified Oracle Expert at Pythian, examines the HBASE adapter.

Learn how to optimize text searches in SQL Server 2014 by using Full-Text Search – Part 1

May 10, 2016

Vitor Fava, SQL Server Database Consultant at Pythian, explains how to optimize text searches in SQL Server 2014 by using Full-Text Search.

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Pythian Life
Pythian Life

Proud to Work at Pythian, One of Canada’s Top 25 ICT Professional Services Companies

April 22, 2016

Lesley Slack, Marketing and Communications Manager at Pythian, talks about why she’s proud to work at Pythian.

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…

My Sales Journey: #3

September 18, 2015

This week started off with the last on boarding session with the CEO himself. It was my favorite for many reasons. It was passionate the way it can be when you build something from nothing with blood, sweat and tears and…

My Sales Journey: #2

September 11, 2015

It is Week 2 at Pythian and one thing that is becoming clear to me is that I am surrounded by people trying to create value for clients or be valuable themselves. The more we innovate and think about doing things in…

Sales: Eliminating the Status Quo

September 9, 2015

The Challenging Sale Working for Pythian as a sales person is challenging, exciting, rewarding, and challenging. “But Ben you said challenging twice!” It’s not an easy job (read: challenging) because we disrupt the status quo, bringing new value to our…

My Sales Journey: #1

September 8, 2015

I have been an entrepreneur my whole career. Always pushed towards or gravitated towards making business better. After having successfully sold my last venture and taking a pause I am starting a brand new journey in Sales and want to document it…

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