Scalar announces partnership with Pythian to provide full suite of Oracle services

Oracle hardware and software experts come together to provide holistic IT solutions

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 30, 2011 /CNW/ - Scalar Decisions Inc., Canada's leading provider of IT Solutions for the data center today announced a partnership with Pythian, a global remote database and applications infrastructure services company.  Under the partnership, Scalar, headquartered in Toronto, and Pythian, headquartered in Ottawa, will provide a full suite of Oracle hardware, software and services to the Canadian marketplace. Scalar's customers can now benefit from seamless service alignment - from application to disk, including architectural design, deployment, and management of an application stack.

Pat Misasi, Director of Strategic Partnerships with Scalar Decisions, said "Scalar is proud to partner with Pythian to enhance our Oracle offering and bring a full-service Oracle solution to our existing customers and the wider Canadian marketplace. Pythian's expertise in Oracle technology and Oracle Exadata Database Machine solutions will greatly enhance Scalar's position as a successful Oracle hardware provider, and we are excited to bring this partnership to market."

"We are excited to partner with an industry leader like Scalar to bring added value through strong operational support services offerings to Scalar and Oracle customers in Canada," said Andrew Waitman, Pythian Chief Executive Officer.

"Oracle is pleased to see Scalar and Pythian collaborate to bring Oracle's full suite of offerings to the Canadian marketplace," said Andy Bailey, senior vice president, Strategic Alliances, Oracle. "Their expertise across multiple industries, knowledge of Oracle's capabilities - from application to disk - and understanding of the region are all critical pieces they bring to this relationship. We look forward to seeing them succeed."

Both Scalar and Pythian have a large footprint of Oracle customers across many verticals, including education, healthcare, government, finance, technology and media. Scalar Decisions is a Gold level member in Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), and was founded in 2004. Pythian is a Platinum level member in OPN, with deep roots in the community, and is widely recognized as a thought leader and world class solution enabler. Additionally, Pythian holds seven Oracle PartnerNetwork Specializations including a Specialization in Oracle Exadata.

About Scalar Decisions
Scalar Decisions is an IT solutions integrator headquartered in Toronto with offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Ottawa and SWO. Scalar is the Canadian leader in designing, deploying and managing innovative solutions focused on data center automation and cloud enablement.  In 2010 and 2011, Scalar was included on the PROFIT list of the fastest-growing companies in Canada. For further details, visit www.scalar.ca  or follow Scalar on Twitter, @scalardecisions.

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 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 Pythian online at www.pythian.com

About Oracle PartnerNetwork
Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) Specialized is the latest version of Oracle's partner program, providing partners with tools to better develop, sell and implement Oracle solutions. OPN Specialized offers resources to train and support specialized knowledge of Oracle's 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 www.oracle.com/partners.

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SOURCE Scalar Decisions Inc.

For further information:

Aoife Mc Monagle, Scalar Decisions
E: aoife.mcmonagle@scalar.ca
Ph: 416.202.0014

Vanessa Simmons, Pythian
E: simmons@pythian.com
Mobile: 613-897-9444

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