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 hadoopsphere.com
Education
B.A., Business (Finance), Baruch College, CUNY




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Answering Big Data's 10 Biggest Vision and Strategy Questions 12-Aug-2014 Douglas Laney, Alexander Linden, Frank Buytendijk, Andrew White, Mark A. Beyer, Neil Chandler, Jenny Sussin, Nick Heudecker, Merv Adrian
Large Software Vendors and Their Roles in Information Infrastructure 09-Jun-2014 Frank Buytendijk, Andrew White, Roxane Edjlali, Ted Friedman, Mark A. Beyer, Saul Judah, Merv Adrian
IBM's Approach to Information Infrastructure and the Gartner Information Capabilities Framework 06-Jun-2014 Ted Friedman, Mark A. Beyer, Merv Adrian, Saul Judah, Andrew White, Frank Buytendijk
Oracle's Approach to Information Infrastructure and the Gartner Information Capabilities Framework 06-Jun-2014 Roxane Edjlali, Ted Friedman, Mark A. Beyer, Merv Adrian, Saul Judah, Andrew White, Frank Buytendijk
Microsoft's Approach to Information Infrastructure and the Gartner Information Capabilities Framework 06-Jun-2014 Mark A. Beyer, Ted Friedman, Merv Adrian, Saul Judah, Andrew White, Frank Buytendijk