Analyst Profile
Merv Adrian
Merv Adrian
Research VP
Pleasanton, CA USA
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Years of Experience
3 years at Gartner
37 years IT industry
Areas of Coverage
Data Management & Integration

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Roles and Responsibilities
Merv Adrian is an Analyst following database, big data, NoSQL and adjacent technologies as extreme information processing transforms assumptions about how to activate unused information assets. He also monitors the way the software/hardware boundary for information platforms is shifting as more processing moves into the hardware layer and appliances change purchasing patterns.
Previous Experience
Mr. Adrian most recently headed IT Market Strategy, which he founded to provide professional services to information technology strategy and marketing professionals. Earlier, he ran technology research for Forrester, following its acquisition of Giga Information Group. He spent a decade in the software industry after several years as a programmer on Wall Street.
Professional Background
IT Market Strategy, Principal and Founder, 2 years
Forrester Research, Senior Vice President, 5 years
Giga Information Group, Vice President, 8 years
Industry Awards/Accolades
Top Big Data Influencer of 2013
B.A., Business (Finance), Baruch College, CUNY

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New SQL Server In-Memory Capability Will Help Microsoft Sustain Growth 22-Apr-2014 Donald Feinberg, Merv Adrian
Best Practices for Securing Hadoop 11-Apr-2014 Neil MacDonald, Merv Adrian
Cool Vendors in DBMS, 2014 10-Apr-2014 Nick Heudecker, Merv Adrian
IBM Acquisition of Cloudant Continues Cloud Capture Strategy 01-Mar-2014 Merv Adrian, Yefim V. Natis, Donald Feinberg
A Tour of NoSQL in Eight Use Cases 28-Feb-2014 Nick Heudecker, Merv Adrian