Analyst Profile

Mark A. Beyer

Mark A. Beyer

VP Distinguished Analyst

11 years at Gartner ,  26 years IT industry
Bradenton, FL USA

Roles and Responsibilities

As a Research Vice President, Mark A. Beyer is the co-lead for Big Data research where he researches practical use cases in this area. He also covers traditional data warehousing, data integration and information management practices. Mr. Beyer's work in information management, big data and data warehouse/analytics allows him to complete cooperative research in the business process management, SOA and application integration fields. With all of this cross-over, he also covers metadata management to a depth well beyond design time documentation and research the use of "active" metadata.

Areas of Coverage

  • Application Development & Integration
  • Data Management & Integration


Previous Experience

Mr. Beyer specialized in direct field implementation experience as a consultant, a direct/internal employee and vendor implementation consultant. While a senior systems analyst at Publix, he served as the data modeler and database analyst using a Teradata data warheouse with Microstrategy for the BI front-end. Mr. Beyer implemented data warehouses in Oracle DBMS, DB2, Essbase and Microsoft SQL Server and completed data warehouse designs for use with Business Objects, Cognos, Microstrategy and Web Focus. Prior to Mr. Beyer's official data warehouse career, he worked for seven years as a utility and Energy industry consultant providing data integration, survey application programming and impact analysis studies supporting PSC filings in the United States and some limited experience with the "hyrdos" in Canada.

Professional Background

Ascential Software, Manager of Business Development/Consulting Manager, 5 years
BearingPoint, Consulting Project Manager, 1 year
Publix Supermarkets, Data Warehouse Senior Systems Analyst/Data Modeler, 1 year

Industry Awards/Accolades

Ardent Software, Awared of Excellence, 1999
Gartner, Golden Quill in Research 2010
Gartner, Thought Leadership 2011
Prism Solutions, President's Club for Consulting Excellence, 1998


B.A., Maryville College
Postgraduate studies in Applied Calculus