Tag: Inside Pythian

Effective Customer Communications

How well do you communicate with your customers? Are you listening, does your customer hear what you are saying? Every day we interact with our customers, team mates, colleagues and managers. Is your message getting delivered? 1. Actively listen. It…

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Using Amazon Web Services for MySQL at Scale Presentation

PalominoDB CEO Laine Campbell presented this class at the O’Reilly Velocity Conference, NYC Oct 2013. The class is broken into two videos and is a total of 85 minutes. Click here for Part 1 – Click here for Part 2 …

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PalominoDB will match up to $500 of donations to the Ada Initiative

PalominoDB is proud to be the first company participating in a matching donation challenge for the Ada Initiative.Palomino will match up to $500 of donations in the next 24 hours, until 3pm PDT August 20th (20:00 UTC August 20). The…

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Dear Abbey: “I Want to Write a Technology Book”

On September 27 2013, Oracle Database 12c: Install, Configure & Maintain Like a Professional from Oracle Press is hitting the streets. This is the work of four seasoned Oracle database authors including yours truly. With contributing author work having been handled…

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PalominoDB named as one of the first “Advanced Technology Partners” by AWS

PalominoDB is proud to announce that we have become one of the first to gain the public designation of  AWS Advanced Consulting Partner!   Signaling our company’s deepening investment in AWS, we’ve been recognized as one of the top global APN…

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Why Upgrade to Oracle 12c

Oracle 12c: Making the Impossible, Possible?

Pythian’s Oracle team has had the opportunity over this last year to explore, test, and assess every aspect of Oracle’s latest database release. Oracle 12c, and we have to say, it’s very impressive. See our top 5 reasons to upgrade and share your reasons.

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Pythian’s Third Annual Geek Pride Day


The day has arrived, and it’s probably one of our favorite days at Pythian – Geek Pride Day! Since May 25 (the “official” day according to Wikipedia) falls on Saturday, we celebrated it a day early so everyone could participate….

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Online Retailers Have 3 Seconds to Make Mom Happy

Mother’s Day is coming up fast. May 12th 2013 is just around the corner, and if you have not already done so, make sure you go out and get mom a special gift as soon as possible. If you need…

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My First 6 Months Working at Pythian

“What have I gotten myself into?” ran through my head during the first week of training at Pythian. The environment was great, the people were great, and the work was great, but many doubts ran through my head as I…

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How Different Datatypes Affect Performance

When I was in high school, my practical arts teacher asked us to create a miniature of a structure. This meant looking at the blueprints of an existing structure and using it to create a small replica. I thought that…

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