Analyst Profile

Rick Greenwald

Rick Greenwald

Sr Director Analyst

9 years at Gartner,  40 years industry experience

Location:  AZ USA  | Language(s):  English

Roles and Responsibilities

Rick Greenwald is a data management expert in GITL and covers a number of areas, including operational database issues, data warehousing, high availability, data integration, database migration and cloud databases. Mr. Greenwald has published research on deploying databases in the cloud. cloud pricing models, the use of data lakes and data warehouses together, and has spoken at more than a dozen Gartner Data and Analytics Summits.


Previous Experience

Previously, he was at Oracle for 15 years in a variety of positions, including product management, competitive intelligence and product marketing. Most recently, he was director of product management for Oracle's database cloud initiatives for three years. He was also in partner enablement for database, competitive intelligence and product marketing. Mr. Greenwald has more than 30 years in the IT field, including stints at (now Salesforce), Gupta Technologies, Cognos and Data General, among others. He is also the principal author of 19 books, most centering on database technology, including five editions of Oracle Essentials from O'Reilly and Associates, Professional Oracle Programming from Wrox, and the first book published on Oracle's Exadata system.

Professional Background

  • Gupta Technologies, Senior Director, Integration Projects, 5 years
  • Oracle, Director of Product Management, 15 years
  • Salesforce, Platform Evangelist, 2 years


  • Bachelor of General Studies, University of Michigan, (Graduated with high distinction)