Business Insights
Business Insights

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

Oracle’s juggernaut continues to pick up speed with overwhelming intensity in the cloud arena. Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the market leader right now, but if history is any indicator, then Oracle has every capability to surpass it, especially in…

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.

Pythian Data Scientist Ann-Julie Rhéaume Wins Prize in U.S. National Library of Medicine Challenge

August 11, 2016

Press release announcing Pythian Data Scientist, Ann-Julie Rhéaume’s second place finish in the the U.S. National Library of Medicine’s Pill Image Recognition Challenge.

Pythian Partners With Willis College To Develop New Open Source Database Advanced Diploma Program

August 9, 2016

OTTAWA, Aug. 9 , 2016 /CNW/ – Pythian, a 400-person global IT services company that helps companies adopt disruptive technologies to better compete, is pleased to announce a new partnership with Willis College for a one-year Open Source Database Advanced…

What Is The ‘Real’ Cost Of Ownership For IT Investment?

July 25, 2016

Lynda Partner, Vice President of Marketing at Pythian, explains the meaning of INCIDEX, and how it factors into total cost of ownership for IT investments.

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Technical Track
Technical Track

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…

How to Store Performance Counters Directly on SQL Server Using TypePerf Command

November 29, 2016

Introduction Every DBA should know that the baseline is one of the most important pieces to make a proactive troubleshoot to discover potential problems in your SQL Server environment. The baseline is a key point to measure the instance performance…

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.

Log Buffer #495: A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

November 23, 2016

This log buffer edition covers recent blog posts from Oracle, SQL Server and MySQL.

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.

Moving Amazon Redshift Data Between Regions

November 22, 2016

Find out how to move Amazon Redshift data between regions.

Hyper-V Lab for SQL Server

November 21, 2016

Find out how to build a Hyper-V Lab for SQL Server.

Log Buffer #494: A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

November 11, 2016

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

Monitor Cassandra Using Zabbix

November 7, 2016

Find out the detailed steps to set up a monitoring framework to monitor Cassandra cluster metrics through Zabbix.

Enqueue Bytes – Is that a Pun?

November 7, 2016

Jared Still explains how to troubleshoot enqueue locking events in Oracle databases.

Goals for my Clients in 2017

November 7, 2016

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

Performing Schema Changes in a Tungsten Environment

November 4, 2016

Discover the alternatives for performing schema changes in a Tungsten environment, which uses Tungsten replicator/cluster instead of traditional MySQL replication.

Log Buffer #493: A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

November 4, 2016

This Log Buffer Edition covers various valuable blog posts from the fields of Oracle, SQL Server and MySQL.

Distinguish Real SQL Execution Plans from Fake Ones!

November 3, 2016

Oracle database consultant Mohammad Faisal demonstrates various SQL execution plan extraction methods.

New MySQL File System Vulnerabilities

November 3, 2016

Get insight into the recent MySQL file system vulnerabilities.

Log Buffer #492: A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

October 27, 2016

This week’s Log Buffer Edition covers blog posts from Oracle, SQL Server and MySQL.

AWS DMS Tips for Oracle Migrations

October 27, 2016

Explore AWS DMS, and discover tips for Oracle Migrations.

DirtyC0w – is that a beverage? Ensuring the Security of Your Linux Servers

October 27, 2016

What should you do about the Dirty C0w vulnerability?

Using ProxySQL to validate MySQL Updates

October 26, 2016

Derek Downey provides a quick look at ProxySQL.

PowerShell Editors

October 26, 2016

Learn what to consider when changing editors, and things to look at when testing a new one.

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Pythian Life
Pythian Life

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…

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…

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