Pythian launches the Delphic Lab for database training and research

New training lab lets Pythian test any database platform and work on applied data science

NEW YORK — March 12, 2013 — Pythian has launched Delphic Lab a virtual training facility for Pythian employees to test, learn and configure data environments. Pythian is a global data management consulting company that specializes in planning, deploying and managing mission-critical data infrastructures. The new Delphic Lab provides Pythian employees with hands-on training, testing and research in virtual database and cloud environments in order to develop the skills, methodologies and best practices they need to ensure high availability and performance of customers’ data infrastructures.

The Delphic Lab includes a private cloud, a shared Hadoop cluster for Big Data applications and an Oracle Database Appliance. Employees can test and validate environments before deployment, troubleshoot problems and create proof of concept data infrastructures for new customers and prospects.

“As demand for appliances, Big Data and cloud infrastructures increase, we are committed to providing our customers with the highest-level of skill, expertise, and service to protect their most valued business asset – their data,” said Alex Gorbachev, CTO of Pythian. “This requires a commitment to training and providing our employees with access to the latest technology. The Delphic Lab will allow our employees to stay current with best practices in areas such as database security, high availability, performance, storage, consolidation, and complex database deployments to better serve our customers and their data management needs.”

The Delphic Lab hosts almost 200 CPU cores, 1.5TB of RAM and offers 132 TB of raw storage. A self-service portal allows the employees to provision any database platform in just few minutes. These virtual machines can be used to for training and testing software feature and beta product releases. Pythian will continue to add new functionality and technology to the lab to support the education and development of its workforce.

Founded in 1997, Pythian is a global leader in data consulting and managed services that specializes in optimizing and managing mission-critical data systems. Pythian blends the world’s leading data experts with advanced, secure service delivery processes to create the industry’s best standard of care for its clients.

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