Noel Yuhanna

Principal Analyst serving Enterprise Architecture PROFESSIONALS

Noel covers big data, data warehouses, Hadoop, in-memory, databases, NoSQL, data integration, data virtualization, data archiving, cloud, ETL, information fabric, big data integration, data management, data tools, and data security for Enterprise Architecture Professionals. His current focus is on Forrester Wave™ evaluations, customer experience, industry trends, new and emerging markets, and architecture.

Previous Work Experience

Noel has more than 25 years of experience in IT and has held various technical and management positions. He came to Forrester through its acquisition of Giga Information Group in 2003. Prior to joining Giga, Noel spent several years at Exodus Communications and led a group responsible for planning and implementing mission-critical enterprise applications including ERP, CRM, and other internal apps. Prior to Exodus, he served as a principal consultant, benchmark specialist, and data architect for Amdahl Corporation. He worked on several very large database applications and deployed high-availability and high-scalability solutions for Fortune 100 companies. He was responsible for running the world’s fastest TPC-B benchmark on Informix at Amdahl in 1994 and built the first commercial terabyte-sized database on Oracle in the early 1990s. He worked on nCube MPP Database in the early '90s and helped enterprises scale their mission-critical applications. At his first job at Eicher Goodearth Corporation in the mid-1980s, he started working with COBOL programs and later expanded his knowledge toward data modeling, programming, and administration using RDBMS technologies.

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 workshops on big data, data management, data integration, building scalable apps, in-memory platforms, and data virtualization.

Education

Noel holds a bachelor's degree in business and a postgraduate degree in business administration. He is the author of an Oracle book published by Manning Publications in 1999.

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  • Noel Yuhanna
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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

    IBM, Informatica, Composite Software, And Denodo Technologies Lead, With Microsoft And Red Hat Close Behind

    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...

    • Downloads: 2579
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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

    Data Integration Technologies Evolve To Address New Challenges

    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,...

    • Downloads: 2835
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Forrester's Data Management Reference Architecture

    Align Data Management Roles To Create Stronger Business Value

    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...

    • Downloads: 3104
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:2009 Update: Evaluating Integration Alternatives

    Scenario-Based Guidance For Choosing Products That Provide Application, Process, And Data Integration Features

    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 features...

    • Downloads: 2381
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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

    Oracle, IBM, And Microsoft Lead, With Sybase Following Closely; Ingres Tops Open Source Databases In Current Offering

    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 each...

    • Downloads: 1912
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Information-As-A-Service, Q1 2008

    BEA Systems Leads, With IBM, Oracle, And Red Hat Following Closely

    Forrester evaluated leading enterprise information-as-a-service (IaaS) vendors across 94 criteria and found that BEA Systems, IBM, Oracle, and Red Hat have established leadership positions, thanks to...

    • Downloads: 1646
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Data Virtualization, Q1 2012

    Informatica, IBM, Composite Software, And Denodo Technologies Lead, With SAP, Microsoft, Oracle, Stone Bond, And Red Hat Close Behind

    In Forrester's 53-criteria evaluation of data virtualization — also known as information-as-a-service (IaaS) — vendors, we found that Informatica, IBM, Composite Software, and Denodo...

    • Downloads: 1991
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise ETL, Q1 2012

    Informatica, IBM, Oracle, SAP, SAS, Ab Initio, And Talend Lead, With Pervasive, Microsoft, And iWay Close Behind

    In Forrester's 60-criteria evaluation of enterprise extract, transform, and load (ETL) vendors, we found that Informatica, IBM, Oracle, and SAP maintain leadership positions thanks to their ability...

    • Downloads: 2017
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:2010 Update: Evaluating Integration Alternatives

    Enterprises Face A Growing Need For A Unified Integration Competency Center

    Just as in 2009, technical innovation and merger and acquisition (M&A) activity have continued to have a significant impact on the integration space. The most common trend has been the expansion of...

    • Downloads: 1891
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Advanced Data Visualization (ADV) Platforms, Q3 2012

    Seven Leaders, Six Strong Performers, And Two Contenders Compete For Share Of The ADV Market

    Enterprises find advanced data visualization (ADV) platforms to be essential tools that enable them to monitor business, find patterns, and take action to avoid threats and snatch opportunities. In...

    • Downloads: 1804
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Seven Top Integration Trends For 2011 To 2012

    The Need For Speed, Services, And SaaS Is Shaping The Integration Future

    Integration remains a high priority for enterprises in 2011 to 2012, leading Forrester to mine client inquiries and interview industry experts for insight into the latest integration trends....

    • Downloads: 1848
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Information-As-A-Service: Delivering Real-Time Information Drives Market Toward The Mainstream

    Increasing business demand for near-real-time delivery of high-quality information in context is driving enterprise architects and application developers toward new service-oriented ways of accessing...

    • Downloads: 1564
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Database-As-A-Service Explodes On The Scene

    DaaS Delivers An Easy-To-Use, Low-Cost Alternative Database Resource

    Enterprises must support hundreds or even thousands of applications to meet growing business demands, but this growth is dramatically driving up the cost of running and managing the databases under...

    • Downloads: 1524
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Craft Your Future State BI Reference Architecture

    Road Map: The Business Intelligence Playbook

    In the face of rising data volume and complexity and increased need for self-service, enterprises need an effective business intelligence (BI) reference architecture to utilize BI as a key corporate...

    • Downloads: 1894
  • 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 scale...

    • Downloads: 1391
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Future Of Customer Data Management

    Live Or Die By Your Customer Data Management Strategy

    Customer data is the lifeblood of the contemporary enterprise. It's used in virtually every function of the business, including product research, design, and development; advertising and marketing...

    • Downloads: 1571
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Market Overview: Enterprise Data Modeling

    A Steady State Market Prepares To Enter A Transformational New Phase

    Over the past five years, selecting a data modeling tool has meant choosing between three leading vendors: CA, Embarcadero Technologies, and Sybase. In a slowly growing market, these vendors have...

    • Downloads: 1207
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Market Overview: Database Security

    DBMS Security Technology Continues To Evolve, With Independent Vendors Filling Gaps

    Attacks on enterprise databases continue at an all-time high despite security professionals taking measures to protect them. Although database management system (DBMS) security continues to improve,...

    • Downloads: 1229
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Your Enterprise Data Archiving Strategy

    Data Archiving Is A Flexible Technology That Delivers Many Use Cases

    With growing data volume, increasing data security breaches, and complex application-performance issues, most enterprises today face significant data management challenges. Keeping inactive data...

    • Downloads: 1348
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Information-As-A-Service: What's Behind This Hot New Trend?

    Information-as-a-service has exploded on the scene over the past two years, moving from an obscure topic to one of the top usage scenarios in service-oriented architecture (SOA). Forrester expects...

    • Downloads: 1015
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Stay Alert To Database Technology Innovation

    Specialized Data Management Options Abound — Are Any Right For Your Apps?

    Growth in the volume and pace of business is driving new application and data requirements that are often well beyond the design limits of existing relational database technologies. These include...

    • Downloads: 1207
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Database Auditing And Real-Time Protection, Q4 2007

    Guardium And Imperva Lead; Tizor, Application Security, And Lumigent Follow Closely; Oracle Tops Native Auditing

    Forrester's evaluation of leading enterprise database auditing and real-time protection vendors across 116 criteria found Guardium and Imperva to have established leadership positions thanks to their...

    • Downloads: 944
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Cloud Databases, Q4 2012

    Four Leaders And Four Strong Performers Compete For A Share Of The Enterprise Cloud Database Market

    Cloud database offerings represent a new space within the broader data management platform market, providing enterprises with an abstracted option to support Agile development and new social, mobile,...

    • Downloads: 983
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Information Fabric 2.0: Enterprise Information Virtualization Gets Real

    Forrester's information fabric vision of enterprise information virtualization has evolved as enterprises have implemented more parts of the vision and as vendors have extended information-as-a...

    • Downloads: 962
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Information Fabric 3.0

    Forrester's Reference Architecture For Enterprise Data Virtualization

    Enterprises face growing challenges in bridging disparate sources of data to fuel analytics, predictive analytics, real-time insights, and applications. The data explosion is also exacerbating...

    • Downloads: 1022