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[December 09, 2013]

Pythian Named One of Canada's Top Small and Medium Employers for 2014

OTTAWA, Canada --(Business Wire)--

Pythian, the global leader in data consulting and managed services, has been named one of Canada's Top Small and Medium Employers for 2014 by the editors of Canada's Top 100 Employers. The award was the first of its kind to recognize exceptional workplaces among leading Canadian private-sector enterprises with up to 500 employees.

Pythian's achievement highlights the company's commitment to providing an engaging, supportive, and education-focused work environment by offering benefits such as training subsidies, additional leave for new parents, and a Volunteer Day program. Pythian is continually seeking the best talent to support its growth, with 30 new full-time positions added last year alone, and the company culture has been integral to its success.

"This new competition recognizes the vital role that small and medium enterprises play in the working lives of most Canadians and the nation's economy," said Toy Meehan, Publisher at Mediacorp. "Small and medium enterprises employ almost two-thirds (63.7 percent) of private sector employees in Canada and account for over half of the nation's gross domestic product."

Employers were evaluated based on eight criteria: physical workplace, work atmosphere and social, health, financial and family benefits, vacation and time off, employee communications, performance management, training and skills development, and community involvement. Employers were compared to other organizations in their field to determine the company with the most progressive and forward-thinking programs.

"By cultivating an employee-centric work environment, we're able not only to enrich our company culture and best support our elite team of data specialists, but also, in turn, provide top-notch service to our clients," said Heidi Hauver, Director, Human Resources at Pythian. "This award acknowledges Pythian as a leader among small and medium employers and recognizes our commitment to our employees' career development and work-life balance."

Since 1997, Pythian has specialized in consulting on and managing mission-critical data infrastructures. More than 1,000 companies have turned to Pythian for answers about using Oracle, MySQL, Microsoft (News - Alert) SQL Server, big data, enterprise infrastructure support, and more for their database and application infrastructures.

About Pythian

Pythian is a global data systems and outsourcing company that specializes in optimizing mission-critical, high-availability 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. Since 1997, Pythian has managed some of the world's largest, most business-critical data infrastructures for companies such as Toyota and National Geographic. Learn more about Pythian and its elite data experts at, follow @Pythian, and find Pythian on LinkedIn (News - Alert) at

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