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.
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.
IT Market Strategy
Principal and Founder
Senior Vice President
Giga Information Group
Data and Analytics Leaders
Data Management Solutions
Data Center Infrastructure
Information Security Management Program (retired)
Data and Analytics Programs and Practices
B.A., Business (Finance), Baruch College, CUNY
1How is the Apache Hadoop stack evolving, and how do I implement it?
2How are leading operational DBMS vendors evolving?
3What is NoSQL, and should I care?
4How is data management changing in the face of big data and NoSQL?
5What is the state of data security, especially for big data?