The Pythian Group

The Pythian Group

May 30, 2012 09:01 ET

Pythian Expands New York Presence to Meet Growing Demand for Top-Tier Database Expertise

Leading global provider of data infrastructure services deepens capacity to serve clients whose businesses depend on data

OTTAWA, CANADA--(Marketwire - May 30, 2012) - Pythian announced today the opening of a new office and expansion of its sales force in New York City to meet the escalating demand among data-driven companies for expert, responsive database administration (DBA) support.

The explosion of 'big data'-information sets unmanageable with conventional solutions-coupled with an intensifying focus on cloud, NoSQL and other platforms is making DBA expertise essential for organizations across a wide range of verticals, from financial services and healthcare to online media and entertainment.

A Platinum-level member of the Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), Pythian has the knowledge base and skills companies are seeking, while its unique, cost-effective utility billing model has strong bottom-line appeal.

Expanding its New York presence will increase Pythian's capacity to meet the needs of existing clients such as FreshDirect, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, LinkShare Corporation and CrowdTwist, a TechStars portfolio company-and to extend its services to others.

"New York represents well over 30 percent of our revenue and has the largest concentration of clients and industry contacts," said Paul Vallée, Founder and Executive Chairman. "It makes good strategic sense for us to grow our base here."

As part of its expansion, Pythian has announced the appointment of Gregg Kitaeff, former Vice President of Sales at LogicWorks to the position of Managing Director of U.S. Sales, and the addition of Ben Friedman as Director of U.S. Sales.

"With this team, we'll be able to expand our reach and better serve our U.S. customers who have data at the core of their businesses," said Mr. Vallée.

Pythian's workforce has grown by 100 percent since 2010 in response to rising demand for database and systems administration expertise. Today the company supports more than 175 clients worldwide from offices throughout North America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region.

A migration project for LinkShare garnered Pythian an Oracle North America Titan Award in 2011 for Oracle Exadata. An Oracle partner since 1999, Pythian provides services across the entire Oracle technology stack. It is proficient in Oracle E-Business Suite, holds seven specializations within the OPN Specialized program including Oracle Exadata, and employs seven Oracle ACEs/ACE Directors.

Pythian's technology focus also includes MySQL and the company has a strategic partner relationship with Microsoft for its expertise with Microsoft SQL Server.

Pythian's New York City office is located on the 11th floor of 1115 Broadway and can be reached directly at +1 212 796 4944 ext. 284.

About Pythian

With headquarters in Ottawa and offices around the world, Pythian is a global database and application infrastructure services company for Oracle, MySQL and SQL Server. A Platinum-level member of the Oracle PartnerNetwork, companies have entrusted Pythian since 1997 to keep their database infrastructures running efficiently and to help them strategically align their IT and business goals. Learn more about Pythian at Follow us on Twitter at or LinkedIn at

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