Tag: Inside Pythian

Pythian has 42 new ACEs up its sleeve

Pythian`s Paul Vallee and Andrew Waitman, Pythian’s owner and CEO, respectively, have an exclusive lunch with Larry Ellison at the Oracle head-quarters in San Francisco, CA. As you have already guessed, Mr. Ellison has personally invited Paul and Andrew as a recognition to an unparalleled heroic efforts by Pythian to motivate and support 42 (forty-two) of its most talented DBAs to receive recognition as Oracle ACEs and ACE Directors, due to their wide contribution to the Oracle and MySQL communities around the world.

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Congratulations to Yury Velikanov, now an Oracle ACE!

I’m very excited to announce this somewhat old news, we have a brand new Oracle ACE at Pythian, Yury Velikanov, A fantastic addition to Pythian’s team of ACEs and ACE Directors.

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Pythian Q2 2011 Speaking: MySQL Conference, Collaborate, & more

Look for the Pythian team at one of the following popular database industry events in Q2, 2011.

We’d like to hear from you. If you have any feedback on our sessions, please send your comments directly to the speaker, or to Vanessa Simmons, Pythian Director of Marketing.

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Pythian Speaking at Collaborate 2011

Pythian is happy to welcome Michael Abbey back to our team. He joins our list of distinguished speakers below. Keep an eye out for Pythian founder Paul Vallee who will also be making his annual appearance at the show.

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Product Support vs Operational Support

Sometimes I get questions as to whether Pythian is one of the competitors battling with Oracle for MySQL support. The answer lies in the distinction of product support and operational support.

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Congrats to Fahd Mirza on Becoming an Oracle ACE

Last week brought great news to Pythian – one of our DBAs in Pakistan, Fahd Mirza, has become an Oracle ACE. Fahd joined Pythian in September 2010 as the very first Pythian employee in Pakistan and thanks to his skills and ambitions ended up on the team supporting Exadata environments. I should also mention that another Oracle ACE DBA joined us recently – Jared Still. Jared is a well respected member of Oracle community, member of the OakTable Network and a veteran of the Oracle-L mailing list

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Avoiding the Perfect Storm

Many companies become accustom to lags in performance or even accept outages as normal to their day to day business due to poorly performing database environments. It’s what I refer to as the plague of the database industry and the constant frustration of DBA’s everywhere. Until these lags and outages become huge storms and are impossible to ignore, it is commonly tolerated. How do environments end up in this situation?

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Give Me Reason, Take Me Higher

Pythian, a cluster of passionate DBAs, gives freedom to their DBAs to act. Here, with many companies, and with many databases of a different nature with varying requirements the DBAs are kept on fire. DBAs find reasons to come to their job every day, and when they do and learn new things every day, they rise to new heights. With new heights comes sense of achievements which generates happiness and when the DBAs are happy, databases under them touch new heights of mirth and perform beautifully. That is what Pythian is all about in my opinion.

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Just Learned I have Passed 2 Oracle Certification Exams …

Hey ALL! I just got a very good present from Santa :) I Passed 1Z1-536 Oracle Exadata 11g Essentials and 1Z1-515 Data Warehousing 11g Essentials certification exams. How cool it is if small things like these can make you rejoice like a child :) I am still smiling ….

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Managing mistakes, apologies and other Grown Up Business.

Here at PalominoDB, we recently had the opportunity to work through a few mistakes and their aftermath.  Why is this pertinent to a blog by a database management team?  Regardless of your use of MySQL, Oracle, Cassandra or whatever technology…

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