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April 14, 2010 12:00 ET

Pythian Strengthens Service Offering for MySQL With Adoption Accelerator Program

MySQL Conference 2010 Keynote Sheeri K. Cabral, First Oracle ACE Director for MySQL Expertise Talks About Next Steps For The MySQL Community

MYSQL CONFERENCE, SANTA CLARA, CALIFORNIA--(Marketwire - April 14, 2010) - The Pythian Group Inc., the leading provider of remote database services, today announced its expanded offering for MySQL database infrastructure services to include an Adoption Accelerator Program for MySQL. The Adoption Accelerator Program for MySQL is designed for companies who want to introduce MySQL expertise or add to it, and helps ensure that MySQL is ready to deploy more securely, reliably and efficiently in their production environment.

The Adoption Accelerator Program for MySQL includes services such as an introduction to MySQL for DBAs supporting other platforms, a technology overview, performance training, high availability strategies, security best practices, back-up/disaster recover planning, monitoring, Pythian support, production planning, development support and mentoring, configuration review and validation, security audit, and query optimization. It builds on the company's current MySQL expertise which includes more than a dozen production MySQL DBAs and years of experience supporting hundreds of mission critical MySQL databases and the development of the MySQL Plug-in for Oracle Grid Control.

"The Adoption Accelerator for MySQL program was exactly what our group of experienced developers and DBAs needed. Sheeri Cabral took the time to understand the complexities of our environment, and then gave us the precise information we needed to evaluate MySQL and get a jump-start on using it." Says Michael Rosenstein, Scientific Software Engineer, Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory.

Last week, the lead of Pythian's MySQL practice, Sheeri K. Cabral was appointed the first MySQL Oracle ACE Director. Widely recognized in the MySQL community as a thought leader, speaker, industry expert and blogger Sheeri is also the author of the MySQL Administrator's Bible, a comprehensive guide to using and administering MySQL. Sheeri's appointment further strengthens Pythian's MySQL team, especially for customers who are managing heterogeneous environments. Sheeri's keynote is Wednesday April 14 at 10:00am PST.

"Sheeri has always made extraordinary contributions, both technically, and from a leadership perspective to the MySQL community. We're very proud and congratulate her on such a prestigious nomination, and know she will do well to represent the MySQL community under the new Oracle umbrella," says Paul Vallee, Pythian Founder and Executive Chairman.

This announcement is being made in conjunction with the 2010 MySQL Conference in Santa Clara, where Cabral, Pythian's founder Paul Vallee, and other employees are speaking at nine session tracks. For full details on Pythian's speaking, birds of feather, and ignite session participation visit: For live coverage from MySQL 2010, read Pythian's blog at

The Adoption Accelerator is offered as a Premium (2 day) or Premium Plus (3 day) session on-site, and organizations can take advantage of a 15% discount while at the MySQL conference by emailing

For more information on Pythian's MySQL expertise visit For details of the Adoption Accelerator visit

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Pythian is a trusted global industry-leader, in remote database administration services and consulting for Oracle, MySQL and SQL Server. Since 1997, companies have entrusted Pythian to keep their database infrastructures running efficiently while assisting organizations in strategically aligning their IT with business goals. Pythian's unparalleled DBA skills, mature methodologies, best practices and tools enable clients to do more with fewer resources. Pythian's corporate headquarters is in Ottawa Canada, with offices worldwide. To find out more visit

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