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.

Noel Yuhanna's Research

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report: The Forrester Wave™: Big Data Hadoop Cloud Solutions, Q2 2016

    "We want to do Hadoop in the cloud." That's what we increasingly hear from enterprises that have successfully run on-premises Hadoop proof-of-concepts. CIOs charge their enterprise architecture ...

    • Downloads: 182
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report: Agile Test Data Management: The New Must-Have

    To improve their products, software development teams leverage many innovations: Agile, DevOps, big data, cloud, and mobile. Testing is part of this, and testing tool vendors like CA Technologie...

    • Downloads: 142
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report: TechRadar™: Big Data, Q1 2016

    To remain competitive, firms absolutely must mine insights from vast and diverse data sets. However, the complexity of the big data technology ecosystem can stall key initiatives to improve cust...

    • Downloads: 539
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report: Big Data Fabric Drives Innovation And Growth

    Increasing data volume is creating new challenges in integration, security, curation, administration, and governance. Business users want real-time trusted data to make accurate business decisio...

    • Downloads: 202
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report: Case Study: Monsanto Relies On Neo Technology To Deliver Faster Analytics On Connected Data

    With graph database technology gaining maturity, enterprise architects should consider making it part of their database management plans to support faster analytics and transactions, especially ...

    • Downloads: 71
  • 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, ...

    • Downloads: 2885
  • 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...

    • Downloads: 2597
  • 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...

    • Downloads: 3256
  • 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...

    • Downloads: 2397
  • 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...

    • Downloads: 2051
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