Sharat Menon is a Principal Analyst in the Tech Product Manager of Gartner's Technology and Service Provider (TSP) organization. He currently covers data integration. Mr. Menon tracks the latest trends in the data integration market, including data virtualization, self-service data preparation, data replication and synchronization, etc., and how these various technologies co-exist and interplay with the legacy bulk/batch systems to evolve market dynamics.
During his stint at EXL, Mr. Menon worked on managing the clients' corporate travel data flow across systems, right from data ingestion, data scrubbing, data integration, analytics and reporting, for creating standardized and ad hoc dashboards to measure the performance of the contracts that clients have in place with airlines, and hence assist them in negotiating better deals, based on trends and patterns in the data as well as competitors' benchmarks.
Lead Assistant Manager
Product Messaging and Differentiation
Technology Market Essentials
Post Graduate Diploma, Management in Information Technology, Institute of Management Technology
Bachelor in Information Technology, Mahatma Gandhi University
1Go-to-market planning for data integration vendors: Positioning and messaging, understanding the competitive landscape
2Trends in data delivery styles: Bulk/Batch DI (ETL) vs. data virtualization vs. data replication & synchronization vs. message-oriented movement vs. event streams
3Trends in deployment strategies for data integration tools: On-premises vs. cloud vs. hybrid vs. multicloud vs. intercloud
4Data preparation: How to penetrate the market and sustain growth
5Emerging trends in data management - data catalogs, data lakes, data fabric