8 years at Gartner
43 years industry experience
Roles and Responsibilities
Merv Adrian is an Analyst on the Data Management team following operational DBMS, Apache Hadoop, Spark, nonrelational DBMS and adjacent technologies. Mr. Adrian also tracks the increasing impact of open source on data management software and monitors the changing requirements for data security in information platforms.
Merv Adrian's Recent Gartner Activity
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.
Forrester Research, Senior Vice President, 5 years
Giga Information Group, Vice President, 8 years
IT Market Strategy, Principal and Founder, 2 years
Top Big Data Influencer of 2013, HadoopSphere
Top Data Science Analytics and BI Feeds, 2015, Twitter
B.A., Business (Finance), Baruch College, CUNY