Gartner Expert

Adam M. Ronthal

VP Analyst

Adam Ronthal is a Research VP in Gartner's ITL Data and Analytics group with a primary focus on database management systems, technologies and strategies. Mr. Ronthal's areas of specialization include both operational- and data-warehousing-focused use cases, cloud, and financial governance for cloud. Mr. Ronthal joined Gartner in January 2015 and is based in Toronto, Canada.

Previous experience

Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Ronthal was the technical marketing lead for IBM's new cloud-based data warehousing offering - dashDB. He also had key roles in product marketing and strategy for the PureData System for Analytics (Netezza) and served as a competitive analyst covering data warehousing vendors.

Professional background


Senior Technical Marketing Analyst


Technical Account Manager


Sr. Product Specialist and MIS Manager

Areas of coverage

Cloud Computing (retired)

Data and Analytics Leaders

Data Management Solutions

Data and Analytics Programs and Practices


B.A., Ethics, Politics and Economics, Yale University

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1DBMS platform and infrastructure selection

2dbPaaS and cloud practices and technology

3Logical data warehouse

4Data management solutions for analytics