The Pythian Group

The Pythian Group

April 24, 2012 09:01 ET

Pythian Ranked Among Canada's Top Multinational ICT Companies

Pythian's accelerating growth receives national recognition by Branham300

OTTAWA, CANADA--(Marketwire - April 24, 2012) - Pythian, a leading provider of data and applications infrastructure services and consulting, has been ranked 156th on the annual Branham300-the definitive listing of Canada's multinational information and communications technology (ICT) companies.

Pythian earned the recognition based on its significant growth: the company's revenues grew over 50 percent in 2011, continuing a company trend of doubling in size every two years. That growth is attributable to Pythian's exceptional leadership team, strong employee base, solid business model and loyal clients, according to Pythian CEO Andrew Waitman.

"When you combine a clarity of focus, competency of execution and an exceptional company culture, you set up the conditions for the emergence of a very successful services company," he said. "It's an honour to be recognized by Branham and we're proud to be named on such a prestigious national listing. It's a signal of our significant size and presence in the industry."

Pythian's expansion in 2011 included the addition of offices in Toronto, San Francisco, New York and the United Kingdom. The company also launched its reseller business as a Platinum member of the Oracle PartnerNetwork, providing not only core database expertise to its customer base but also Oracle software and hardware.

Pythian's momentum is further demonstrated by its ranking on both the 2010 and 2011 PROFIT 200 list of Canada's fastest-growing companies. Pythian also received the 2012 Employer Excellence Award for Retention and Engagement by Hire Immigrants Ottawa, acknowledging its accomplishments in workplace diversity and was named Company of the Year in 2011 by the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce's Business Achievement Awards.

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 Microsoft 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, and best practices and tools enable clients to do more with fewer resources. Learn more about Pythian at . Follow us on Twitter at or LinkedIn at

About the Branham300

For nearly 20 years, the Branham300 has highlighted the top Canadian and multinational ICT companies operating in Canada, illustrating the depth and breadth of innovative technologies developed in Canada. Widely considered to be a leading source of intelligence on Canada's ICT industry, the Branham300 list consists of the following major categories:

  • Top 250 Canadian ICT companies
  • Next 50 Canadian ICT companies
  • Top 25 ICT multinational companies operating in Canada
  • Top 25 up-and-coming ICT companies (ranked on innovation, not revenue)

The Branham300 is published annually on and in the April/May issue of Backbone Magazine (

About Branham Group

Branham Group is a leading industry analyst and strategic consulting company servicing the global information, communications and entertainment (ICE) technology marketplace. Branham assists ICE technology companies and related institutions in achieving market success through its custom consulting services and its multi-client research subscription programs on digital health, green IT and cloud services. Branham also produces the annual Branham300 listing of the top ICT companies in Canada and monitors more than 450 digital health vendors. For more information on Branham, visit

Contact Information

  • Pythian Media Contact:
    Vanessa Simmons
    Director of Marketing

    Branham Media Contact:
    Darren Anderson
    Project Manager, Branham300 & Research Analyst
    Branham Group
    613-745-2282 Ext. 122