Business Insights
Business Insights

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.

Five Good Reasons to Make Digital Transformation A Full-time Job

July 20, 2016

Lynda Partner, Vice President of Marketing at Pythian, shares a discussion with IT professionals around designating a project owner, or product manager, for major digital transformation projects.

Pokémon Go Is Losing Millions of Dollars

July 19, 2016

Jon Lewis discusses the phenomenon of Pokémon Go, and why they’re losing millions in potential revenue.

Keeping Up With Competition Like Pokémon Go

July 14, 2016

Alejandro Cordero, Lead Database Consultant at Pythian, discusses historical trends in tech, spinoff vertical companies, and the phenomenon and challenges surrounding Pokemon Go.

4 Factors For Digital Transformation Success

July 12, 2016

How do you measure the success of a digital transformation initiative? Whether it’s a full-scale strategic project, or a smaller, more targeted implementation of a digital technology, there’s no question that you need to determine a basis for measuring success….

Eight Ways To Ensure Your Applications Are Enterprise-Ready

July 12, 2016

Elliot Zissman, Managing Director at Pythian, provides practical tips to ensure your organization’s applications are enterprise-ready.

Cracking The Recipe For Transformation Success

July 11, 2016

My husband hates cracking eggs. I can see it when he hesitates right before hitting them on the side of the bowl. I can see him cringe a little when the gooey bits get on his hands. He would much…

The Value Of Data In Business Today

July 11, 2016

Alejandro Cordero, Lead Database Consultant at Pythian, discusses the rising importance in business data, and how is adds value to an organization.

Building a Mature DevOps Practice: How to Create a Culture of Experimentation

July 1, 2016

Matt Szubrycht, Senior Engineer at Pythian, discusses the culture of experimentation, operational visibility, and continuous delivery/continuous integration in relation to DevOps culture.

To Outsource Or Not To Outsource…

June 30, 2016

Lynda Partner, Vice President of Marketing at Pythian, tackles the question of whether or not organizations should consider outsourcing part of their IT operations.

Building A Mature DevOps Practice: Start With Why

June 29, 2016

Matt Szubrycht, Senior Engineer at Pythian, explains the role that DevOps plays in making your organization more competitive.

SQL Server 2016: A Review of the Latest Features & Improvements

June 16, 2016

Karen Recoskie, Product Manager at Pythian, reviews the latest features and improvements for SQL Server 2016.

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Technical Track
Technical Track

Rejoining a Node to MySQL’s InnoDB Cluster

September 21, 2016

Derek Downey, OSDB Practice Advocate at Pythian, gives you the steps to setup and deploy a local sandbox Cluster as well as the steps to kill a node.

Auditing MySQL Users With McAfee Plugin

September 20, 2016

Ivan Groenewold, MySQL Database Consultant at Pythian, discusses auditing MySQL users with the McAffee plugin.

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.

Oracle OpenWorld 2016 – Bloggers Meetup

September 13, 2016

DON’T PANIC. Yes, we are doing the OOW Bloggers Meetup this year. Yes, it’s the same time. Yes, it’s the same location. Yes, it’s more fun every year. What: Oracle Bloggers Meetup 2016. When: Wed, 21-Sep-2016, 5:30pm. Where: Main Dining…

Protect Against MySQL Vulnerability CVE-2016-6662

September 13, 2016

Derek Downey, OSDB Practice Advocate at Pythian, explains how to protect against the MySQL bug CVE-2016-6662.

Oracle Service Secrets: Migrate Transparently

September 12, 2016

In the third post in this series, Bjoern Rost, Principal Consultant at Pythian, explains how to migrate transparently using Oracle services.

7 Tips for Managing Infrastructure With Terraform

September 12, 2016

Kevin Pedersen, Team Manager, Service Reliability Engineering at Pythian, provides some considerations to keep your Terraform environment manageable.

DevOps and Cloud Migrations – A Perspective from Pythian and AWS DevOps

September 9, 2016

This post was originally published on the AWS Partner Network (APN) Blog.   It’s no secret that the commoditization of computing resources, and cloud in particular, have removed a significant barrier to entry for organizations seeking platform scalability, elasticity, and rapid…

Ansible Dependencies for Docker Containers

September 9, 2016

I recently had the opportunity to test out Ansible’s ability to interact with docker containers. Some might ask why we would want Ansible to connect to running containers. Afterall, we can build the containers to our liking using ansible-container, or…

GoldenGate 12.2 Big Data Adapters: Part 5 – MongoDB

September 8, 2016

In part five of his series on GoldenGate 12.2 Big Data Adapters, Gleb Otochkin, Principal Consultant and Certified Oracle Expert at Pythian, tests the Oracle GoldenGate Adapter for MongoDB taken from the Oracle Data Integration project.

Log Buffer #488: A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

September 7, 2016

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

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.

What’s Eating My Database? Where to Focus Performance Efforts Using Oracle AWR

September 6, 2016

Jared Still, Pythian Principle Consultant and Oracle ACE, explains how to determine the periods of highest activity using Oracle AWR.

Exposing Innodb Internals via System Variables: Part 5, Consistency / Statistics handling

September 6, 2016

In part 5 of this series, Peter Sylvester, Lead Database Consultant at Pythian, looks at variables that relate to enforcing data consistency, and how index statistics are handled and stored.

Fun with Hadoop

September 2, 2016

Rohan Bhagat, Systems Administrator at Pythian, details his findings and experiences after deploying his own Hadoop cluster.

Oracle Service Secrets: quiesce tactically

September 2, 2016

In the second post in this series, Bjoern Rost, Principal Consultant at Pythian, explains how to temporarily disable connections during maintenance with the help of services.

Exposing Innodb Internals via System Variables: Part 4, Concurrency

September 2, 2016

In part 4 of this series, Peter Sylvester, Lead Database Consultant at Pythian, looks at the mechanics that impact CPU resourcing and how InnoDB handles concurrent threads.

How to Install a Brand New Exadata X5 (Part 2)

August 29, 2016

Fred Denis, Pythian Oracle Database Expert, continues his post on installing a brand new Exadata X5.

Custom MySQL Statistics With collectd

August 29, 2016

Gabriel Ciciliani, MySQL Lead Database Consultant at Pythian, explains how to generate custom MySQL statistics using collectd.

GNU Screen Utility for DBAs

August 29, 2016

Gleb Otochkin, Principal Consultant and Certified Oracle Expert at Pythian, explains how to use the GNU Screen utility for DBAs.

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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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