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,, 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.


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.

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  • Noel Yuhanna
  • Security & Risk
  • 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,...

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  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Securing Next-Generation Information Architectures

    The Promise Of Improved Security Or The Risk Of New Attack Vectors

    Next-generation information architectures such as data federation and information services are gaining increased adoption, so security professionals must ensure their protection from all relevant...

    • Downloads: 940
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:A New Role Is Emerging Within IT: Database Security Analyst (DSA)

    As enterprises take stronger measures around database security to meet compliance requirements and defend against attacks, the need for security support and administration becomes critical. But who...

    • Downloads: 463
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Enterprise Databases Need Greater Focus To Meet Regulatory Compliance Requirements

    Over the past few years, regulatory compliance requirements and increasing security breaches have put significant pressure on enterprises to take stronger data security measures. Today, basic...

    • Downloads: 260