The Pythian Group

The Pythian Group

September 19, 2010 10:00 ET

Pythian Completes Oracle Partnernetwork Specializations in Oracle Database 11g, Oracle Real Application Clusters, Performance Tuning, and Oracle Linux

Oracle Recognizes Pythian as a Value-Added Partner for Core Database Expertise and Outstanding Consulting Services

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 19, 2010) - Oracle OpenWorld  – The Pythian Group, Inc., a leading provider of remote database infrastructure services, and a Platinum member of the Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), today announced it has achieved four specializations under the OPN Specialized Program. By attaining "specialized status" Pythian has demonstrated and met rigorous business and technical competency criteria for core Oracle solutions including Oracle Database 11g, Database Performance Tuning, Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC), and Oracle Linux. Through specialization Pythian demonstrates solid experience, expertise and success with planning, deploying and managing Oracle products in complex and large-scale environments, providing added value to Oracle end-customers.

Pythian has been an Oracle partner since 1999, providing services across the entire Oracle technology stack since the company's inception. Pythian consulted on the implementation of Oracle Exadata at LinkShare Corporation, the first in New York. The company's DBA and senior consulting resources serve over 140 clients worldwide, including FOXSports Interactive, and have been engaged in many Oracle-related projects. In addition; Pythian is the outsourced database services team for Grasshopper, known as the virtual phone system for entrepreneurs.

"We have worked with Pythian for a number of years at FOXSports Interactive and view this specialization as a further commitment to the Oracle expertise they provide," said Sheli Reynolds, Vice President, Engineering.

"For over five years Grasshopper Group has trusted Pythian to provide fully outsourced operational and development support of our Oracle Database environment which includes Oracle Online Transaction Processing (OLTP), Oracle Real Application Clusters, Oracle Streams, data warehouses, and disaster recovery configurations," said Bill Lincoln, Director of Technology. "Based on my experience with their world class team, this recognition of their specialized talents comes as no surprise to me."

"We're thrilled to achieve Specialization status in the Oracle PartnerNetwork and be recognized by Oracle for our expertise, industry leadership and customer success," said Paul Vallee, Pythian Founder and Executive Chairman. "Specialization was the logical next step to deepen our Oracle relationship, allowing Pythian to truly differentiate itself in the market as an outstanding, value-added services partner to Oracle customers."

"Oracle congratulates Pythian in reaching a significant milestone in our long standing relationship by achieving multiple Specializations," said Ted Bereswill, senior vice president, Sales, Oracle. "Through OPN Specialized, Pythian can distinguish its competencies and refine its solutions within specialization categories around Oracle applications and technology. This enables prospects and clients to easily identify the partners who best align with their business objectives."

Pythian will be presenting four sessions at Oracle OpenWorld 2010, September 19-23, in San Francisco. For further speaker and session topic details, visit

About Pythian

Pythian is a global database and application infrastructure services company for Oracle, MySQL and SQL Server. Since 1997, companies have entrusted Pythian to keep their database infrastructures running efficiently and to help them strategically align their IT and 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

About Oracle PartnerNetwork

Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) Specialized is the latest version of Oracle's partner program that provides partners with tools to better develop, sell and implement Oracle solutions. OPN Specialized offers resources to train and support specialized knowledge of Oracle products and solutions and has evolved to recognize Oracle's growing product portfolio, partner base and business opportunity. Key to the latest enhancements to OPN is the ability for partners to differentiate through Specializations. Specializations are achieved through competency development, business results, expertise and proven success. To find out more visit


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