Pythian hires Francisco Alvarez as Vice President of Asia Pacific

Alvarez will help deliver industry-leading database management services to the Asia-Pacific region

OTTAWA, Ontario — September 8, 2014 — Pythian, the global leader in data management consulting and services, today appointed Francisco Alvarez as Vice President, Asia Pacific to oversee the company’s regional expansion effort and deliver high-level database and data infrastructure support to an underserved region.

In his new role, Alvarez will oversee a team of more than 50 Pythian experts. Alvarez will be based out of Pythian’s Macquarie Park, Australia office and be responsible for extending Pythian services in major practice areas, including Oracle, MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server, big data, DevOps and system administration. He will also manage all Pythian user groups in the Asia-Pacific region.

“In a career spanning more than two decades, Alvarez has proven himself as one of the leading minds in the industry,” said Paul Vallée, CEO, founder and chairman of Pythian. “His market presence will help us expand the pool of database administrator (DBA) talent available in the Asia-Pacific region, and better support the data infrastructure of regional companies with a level of care and expertise that demonstrates why we’re the largest open-sourced database managed services company in the world.”

With more than 24 years of experience in database consulting, analysis, support, implementation and migration of Oracle databases, Alvarez has an extensive background in both the managerial and technical components of effective database management. Prior to joining Pythian, Alvarez served as the Chief Technology Officer of Database Integrated Solutions Limited and is a noted industry spokesperson and thought leader who founded and presides over the Chilean Oracle Users Group and is president of the New Zealand Oracle Users Group and the Latin American Oracle Users Group Council.

He is also the creator and organizer of the largest Oracle evangelist events in the world—the Oracle Technology Network (OTN) tours in Latin America and Asia Pacific. Alvarez is also an Oracle ACE Director, a designation recognizing individuals who have demonstrated both technical proficiency and strong credentials as Oracle community enthusiasts and advocates.

“Pythian employs some of the greatest database management talent in the world, and I look forward to introducing this unmatched pool of expertise to an entirely new and underserved region,” said Alvarez. “In my position, I will bolster Pythian’s drive to provide top-tier data infrastructure support to customers worldwide through its 24/7 support model.”

Since 1997, Pythian has specialized in consulting and managing mission-critical data infrastructures. More than 1,000 companies have turned to Pythian for support with Oracle, MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server, big data and enterprise infrastructures.

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