Improving Costs and Agility: Expert Insights for a Cloud Cost Optimization Strategy

What does your organization need to navigate the unexpected and emerge victoriously? The pandemic was an ad hoc testing ground for this question. Among the findings were that digital transformation and cloud services are potent drivers in agility and innovation. …

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Top Three Use Cases for Google Cloud Spanner

Since its launch in 2017, Google Cloud Spanner has built a reputation that’s very different from traditional databases. Where old-school databases were known to be fragile, finicky and high-maintenance, Google Cloud Spanner delivered the seemingly impossible: a fully managed relational…

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Looking Back to Look Forward: Experts Share Cloud Service Trends for 2021

You’ve heard it before: The pandemic accelerated digital transformation. And indeed, organizations stood up temporary technology solutions and expanded cloud services virtually overnight. Organizations took extraordinary measures to ensure necessary employee support, uninterrupted services to customers, and that business kept…

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How FinOps Procurement and Optimization Strategies Can Create Value for Your Organization

This is the final in a series of three articles on the importance and characteristics of FinOps for managing cloud spend, its business justifications and what it all means for your organization. Click to read the first or second posts. …

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Why FinOps Is Essential for Cloud Strategy Planning

This is the second in a series of three articles on the importance and characteristics of FinOps for managing cloud spend, its business justifications and what it all means for your organization. Read the first post here.  The pandemic spurred…

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Google Recognizes Pythian’s Outstanding Data Management Work in 2020 with Inaugural Award

Love your data.  It’s far more than our tagline here at Pythian—it’s truly in our DNA.  That’s why we’re thrilled, honored and even a bit humbled to be named the first-ever Google Cloud Specialization Partner of the Year for Data…

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What Is FinOps? Part One: A Crash Course in Cloud Cost Optimization

FinOps is also known as cloud cost optimization. Today we discuss the importance and characteristics of managing cloud spend along with its business justifications and implications for your organization. This is the first of three posts in a series. Along…

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The Importance of a Modern Cloud Platform Foundation: Part Four

As with any journey, having a good roadmap and a well-tuned vehicle make for a smoother trip. For an analytics program, the engine for success comes from a modern data platform. Today, this almost always means a cloud-based solution and…

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Seven Reasons to Outsource Your Move to the Cloud

I was talking to someone the other day who asked me why they should consider outsourcing their planned VM migration to the cloud. They felt they were perfectly capable of doing it themselves. The question I asked in return was,…

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The Four Stages of Analytics Maturity: Part Three

Once you’ve established your destination, it’s time to hit the road. An organization’s analytic journey typically progresses through four stages of maturity, as follows: See: Deliver insights on where the business is today and was historically. Predict: Project future scenarios…

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