The companies already have many Oracle clients spanning government, finance, technology and media; both companies are existing high-level Oracle partners and Pythian has several Oracle specializations.
Oracle, a technology vendor boasting integrated hardware and software systems and specializing in databases, has around 370,000 customers including the complete Fortune 100, according to its website.
"Oracle is pleased to see Scalar and Pythian collaborate to bring Oracle's full suite of offerings to the Canadian marketplace," stated Andy Bailey, senior-vice president of Oracle strategic alliances.
"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."
Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Pythian, a privately held company, had 247-per-cent five-year growth and 2010 revenue of nearly $12 million, placing it 171st on the PROFIT 200 list of the fastest-growing companies across Canada.
The Ottawa-based firm specializes in global database and application infrastructure services for Oracle, MySQL and SQL Server.