Noel Yuhanna

Principal Analyst serving Enterprise Architecture PROFESSIONALS

Noel serves Enterprise Architecture Professionals. He primarily covers database management systems (DBMSes), infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS), data replication and integration, data security, data management tools, and related online transaction processing issues. His current primary research focus is on customer usage experiences and broad industry trends of DBMS, IaaS, data security, enterprise data grids, outsourcing, information life-cycle management, open source databases, and other emerging database technologies.

Previous Work Experience

Noel has more than 20 years of experience in IT and has held various technical and management positions. He came to Forrester through its acquisition of Giga Information Group. Prior to joining Giga, Noel spent several years at Exodus Communications and led a group responsible for planning and implementing mission-critical enterprise applications. Prior to Exodus, he served as a principal consultant, benchmark specialist, and data architect for Amdahl. He has worked on several terabyte-sized database applications and deployed high-availability and high-scalability solutions for various enterprises. He has vast experience in implementing and supporting leading DBMSes and data management products.

Noel has spoken at numerous industry conferences around the globe and is quoted frequently in industry publications, such as CNET News, Computerworld, eWeek, InfoWorld, InformationWeek, Forbes, Search.com, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times. He has taught several technical and management programs on grid computing, data management, security, scalability, consolidation, and information fabric.

Education

Noel holds a bachelor's degree in business and a postgraduate degree in business administration. He is the author of an Oracle book and is currently working on another book on data security.

Noel Yuhanna's Research

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report: The Forrester Wave™: Big Data Hadoop Solutions, Q1 2014

    Tsssss! That's the sound of Hadoop. It's today's sizzling-hot data management platform because it: 1) offers lower-cost storage than traditional systems, 2) has open source innovation, 3) can sc...

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    Report: TechRadar™: Enterprise DBMS, Q1 2014

    Today, enterprises face increasing data management challenges, largely because of growing data volumes, data security issues, the need for real-time information, integration of structured with u...

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  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report: Brief: Database Archiving Offers New Use Cases That Go Beyond Compliance And Performance

    Enterprise architecture (EA) professionals often pay little attention to database archiving compared with other data management functions, largely because organizations focus only on compliance ...

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    Report: The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Data Warehouse, Q4 2013

    Although enterprise data warehouse (EDW) is a mature technology, vendors continue to innovate and enhance its real-time analytics, distributed in-memory, advanced compression, and scalable appli...

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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report: Case Study: Maple Leaf Foods Relies On SAP HANA To Enable Faster Business Analytics

    With in-memory technologies gaining maturity, application development and delivery professionals should consider making it part of their data management platform to support faster analytics, pre...

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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report: The Forrester Wave™: Information-As-A-Service, Q1 2010

    In Forrester's 123-criteria evaluation of information-as-a-service (IaaS) — also known as data services — vendors, we found that IBM, Informatica, Composite Software, and Denodo Tech...

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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report: Forrester TechRadar™: Enterprise Data Integration, Q1 2010

    Today, enterprises face increasing data integration challenges, largely because of growing data volumes, data protection issues, data migration complexities, the need for real-time information, ...

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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report: Forrester's Data Management Reference Architecture

    The continuing explosion in data volume, increasing numbers of business users, growing data complexity, compliance requirements, need to support global operations, and growing need for real-time...

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  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report: 2009 Update: Evaluating Integration Alternatives

    Technical innovation and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity continue to drive the evolution of the integration marketplace, leading to a market with a significantly different array of featu...

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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report: The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Database Management Systems, Q2 2009

    In Forrester's 153-criteria evaluation of enterprise open source and closed source database management systems (DBMSes), we found that Oracle, IBM, Microsoft, and Sybase lead the pack because ea...

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