Merv Adrian | Gartner

Analyst Profile

Merv Adrian

Merv Adrian

Research VP

5 years at Gartner ,  38 years industry experience
Pleasanton, CA USA


Roles and Responsibilities

Merv Adrian is an analyst on the Data Management team following Operational DBMS, Hadoop, Spark, NoSQL and adjacent technologies. He also tracks the increasing impact of open source on data management software and monitors the changing requirements for data security in information platforms.

Areas of Coverage

  • Data Management & Integration

Background

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

Forrester Research, Senior Vice President, 5 years
Giga Information Group, Vice President, 8 years
IT Market Strategy, Principal and Founder, 2 years

Industry Awards/Accolades

Top Big Data Influencer of 2013, HadoopSphere
Top Data Science Analytics and BI Feeds, 2015, Twitter

Education

B.A., Business (Finance), Baruch College, CUNY

Languages

English