Gartner Expert

Henry Cook

Sr Director Analyst

Henry Cook is a Research Director in Gartner for IT Leaders with particular specialization in data warehousing and related database, big data, in-memory database and analytics topics.

Previous experience

Before joining Gartner, Mr. Cook was a Principal Consultant working with customers and company teams to promote and support projects using the in-memory database SAP Hana and related database technologies. This included presentations, proposal writing, workshops and helping to make business cases.

Professional background


Principal Consultant, Global Hana Centre of Excellence


Principal Consultant, Data Warehousing, EMEA Centre of Excellence


Managing Consultant

Areas of coverage

Data Management Solutions

Integration Architecture and Platforms (retired)

Analytics, BI and Data Science Solutions

Data and Analytics Programs and Practices

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Data warehouse/big data architecture

2Data warehouse/big data business cases

3Understanding in-memory database principles

4Understanding database principles so they can understand product differences

5Data warehouse/big data principles massively parallel, columnar, etc.