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
  • Information Management
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Vendor Landscape: Big Data Archiving

    In The Era Of Big Data, Archiving Is A No-Brainer Investment

    Many organizations fail to see data archiving as part of their business technology agenda because they perceive archiving as highly complex and delivering low business value. However, with growing...

    • Downloads: 134
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: In-Memory Database Platforms, Q3 2015

    The in-memory database platform represents a new space within the broader data management market. Enterprise architecture (EA) professionals invest in in-memory database platforms to support...

    • Downloads: 193
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Market Overview: Database-As-A-Service

    New Business Initiatives Drive The Need For On-Demand, Self-Service Databases

    Business leaders demand next-generation applications and new insights to drive more intelligent engagement and better decisions. To get there, enterprise architects need to design an agile technical...

    • Downloads: 246
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Critical Big Data Insight From Strata 2015

    What EA Pros Need To Know About The World's Largest Data Conference

    Managers as well as data and technology professionals are all enthralled with the promise of big data and disillusioned with its complexity. Strata-Hadoop World 2015 in San Jose, California —...

    • Downloads: 330
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Market Overview: Graph Databases

    Connected Data Helps Deliver Intelligent Information Insights

    To support the demands of the digital business, enterprise architects must consider how best to link large volumes of complex, siloed data. Linking a few data sources is often simple, but to do so...

    • Downloads: 233
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Data Virtualization, Q1 2015

    An Evaluation Of Nine Data Virtualization Vendors

    As enterprise architects look at how to deliver a trusted, real-time, integrated, and secure data platform to support applications, they look at data virtualization. In the three years since...

    • Downloads: 515
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Create A Road Map For A Real-Time, Agile, Self-Service Data Platform

    Road Map: The Data Management Playbook

    Data bottlenecks create business bottlenecks. The days of provisioning data to simply meet the requirements of systems of record are over. Business stakeholders at the executive and line-of-business...

    • Downloads: 378
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Market Overview: In-Memory Data Platforms

    In-Memory Data Grids And In-Memory Databases Are On Fire

    Enterprise architecture (EA) professionals strive to deliver technology performance and responsiveness at the fastest possible speed — the speed of real-time business. What if you could deliver...

    • Downloads: 486
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Market Overview: Big Data Integration

    Your Big Data Strategy Is Not Complete Without Big Data Integration

    Enterprise support of big data strategies has increased data management challenges, especially around integration, security, quality, and governance. Business users want to integrate real-time data...

    • Downloads: 734
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:SAP Hana Is The Answer! What's The Question?

    Demystifying SAP's In-Memory Solution

    SAP Hana is SAP's latest flagship technology, and it seems to be the company's silver-bullet response to almost every question. There is, however, a good reason behind this, as SAP has extensively...

    • Downloads: 397
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: NoSQL Key-Value Databases, Q3 2014

    An Evaluation Of Seven Enterprise-Class NoSQL Key-Value Database Vendors

    NoSQL continues to gain strong momentum as organizations look at supporting more complex data structures, scale applications to support unpredictable workloads, and support larger volumes of data...

    • Downloads: 440
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: NoSQL Document Databases, Q3 2014

    An Evaluation Of Four Enterprise-Class NoSQL Document Databases Vendors

    As data structures get more complex and data volume grows, traditional relational databases — and their need for a pre-defined schema — are falling short. Enterprise architecture (EA)...

    • Downloads: 357
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:TechRadar™: Big Data, Q3 2014

    Embrace A Broad Perspective On Big Data Technology

    When it comes to big data, an exclusive focus on Hadoop misses other ways of satisfying the demand of businesses to get more insight from more data more quickly. This report takes a broad view of big...

    • Downloads: 1064
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Brief: In-Memory Data Platform Is No Longer An Option — It's A Necessity!

    Enterprises are on the cusp of a major opportunity to advance their business efficacy and capability. New paradigms, such as the intersection of big data and real-time analytics, offer rewards to the...

    • Downloads: 279
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Customer Data Should Be The Lifeblood Of Your Enterprise

    Some say that data is the new oil — but we think that comparing data to oil is too limiting. Data is the new sun: it's limitless and touches everything firms do. Customer data is the most...

    • Downloads: 847
  • 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: 1925
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:TechRadar™: Enterprise DBMS, Q1 2014

    In-Memory, NoSQL, And DBaaS Forge Ahead; Relational And Data Warehouses Focus On Innovation; And Market Starts Consolidating

    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...

    • Downloads: 582
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

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

    Focus On An Enterprisewide Archiving Strategy

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

    • Downloads: 196
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    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 appliance...

    • Downloads: 1158
  • 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,...

    • Downloads: 297
  • 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: 1199
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Steadily Growing Database Market Is Increasing Enterprises' Choices

    An Overview Of The Enterprise Database Management System Market In 2013

    Business demand for more applications, larger databases, and new analytics initiatives is driving innovation and growth in the database market, with new options for cloud, in-memory, mobility,...

    • Downloads: 893
  • 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: 1765
  • 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: 1043
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Craft Your Future State BI Reference Architecture

    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: 2016