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Adam Ronthal
Senior Director Analyst
4 years at Gartner
22 years IT Industry

Adam Ronthal is a Senior Director Analyst on Gartner's Data Management team 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, appliances, and traditional implementations. Mr. Ronthal joined Gartner in January 2015 and is based in Toronto, Canada. Read Full Bio

There is Only One DBMS Market!

by Adam Ronthal  |  July 17, 2019

On 16-July-2019, Gartner published new research titled “There is Only One DBMS Market”, by Adam Ronthal, Donald Feinberg and Merv Adrian.  This follows closely on last month’s declaration that “The Future of the DBMS Market Is Cloud” by the same authors.  This is the second of two notes that aim to redefine how we cover […]

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The Future of Database Management Systems is Cloud!

by Adam Ronthal  |  June 23, 2019

On Friday, 20-June-2019, Gartner published new research titled “The Future of the DBMS Market Is Cloud” by Donald Feinberg, Merv Adrian and Adam Ronthal. The thesis: cloud is now the default platform for managing data. On-premises is the past, and only legacy compatibility or special requirements should keep you there.  Some might think we are early; others might think we […]

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Research Roundup: The Data and Analytics Infrastructure Model

by Adam Ronthal  |  May 9, 2018

This week we published a toolkit based on the Data and Analytics Infrastructure Model (formerly, the Data Management Infrastructure Model). The toolkit builds on prior research Dating back to fall 2017 in which we: Introduced the Data and Analytics Infrastructure Model (see “Solve Your Data Challenges with the Data Management Infrastructure Model“) Contextualized it for […]

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China Trip Report – April 2017

by Adam Ronthal  |  April 20, 2017

I had an opportunity to visit a number of vendors on my recent trip to China… the primary purpose of the trip was to attend Huawei’s Global Analyst Summit in Shenzhen, but I took the opportunity to do a day of sales calls in Beijing on my way home. First, the Huawei Analyst Summit… Big […]

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How to Maximize Magic Quadrant Effectiveness

by Adam Ronthal  |  July 29, 2015

By Adam Ronthal and Merv Adrian The Gartner Magic Quadrant is, perhaps, the most well known piece of research we publish each year.  Vendors appearing on the Magic Quadrant often issue press releases, purchase reprint rights, and generally make some well-deserved noise when included in the final research note.  And quite rightly so.  The Magic […]

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