Analyst Profile

Sumit Pal

Sumit Pal

VP Analyst

4 years at Gartner,  30 years industry experience

Location:  MA USA  | Language(s):  English, Indian - Bengali, Indian - Hindi

Roles and Responsibilities

Sumit Pal is a Sr. Research Director in the Data Management and Analytics group on the Gartner for Technical Professionals team. Sumit provides guidance on Data Lake, Stream Processing Architectures, Modern data architecture (AWS, Azure), NoSQL databases (specializes in Graph Databases, Time Series Databases), Knowledge Graphs, Cloud Data Migration, Data Engineering, Dev and Data Ops and SQL engines for big data low-latency applications and data warehouses.


Previous Experience

Prior to Gartner, Mr. Pal was an Independent Consultant working with multiple clients, both enterprise and startup in healthcare, energy and consulting sector developing big data applications and solutioning big data architectures for modern data platforms for batch and streaming workloads. Sumit has published a book in 2016 called - SQL Engines for Big Data and also developed a MOOC - Big Data Analyst (with Experfy) He also worked on building ML and AI applications powered by large-scale distributed processing systems like Spark with Scala and Python & Keras. Big Data Technology Big Data Solution Architecture and Implementations Hadoop, HDFS, NoSQL, Spark, Java, Scala, Python, R, Machine Learning, Data Science, Algorithms Strategy Consulting, Building Modern Data Platforms and Recommending Architectures and solutions. Mr. Pal has authored a book with Apress - "SQL on Big Data - Technology, Architecture and Innovations" and developed a MOOC - Big Data Analyst with Experfy.

Professional Background

  • Independent Consultant Big Data, ML, AI, Independent Consultant Big Data, ML, AI, 4 years
  • LeapFrogRX (Acquired by ModelN), Technical Director / Chief Architect, 7 years
  • Verizon, Associate Director of Big Data, 2 years


  • B.E., Computer Science, Bengal Engineering College, West Bengal, India
  • M.S., Computer Science, Asian Institute Of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand