Noel   Yuhanna

Noel Yuhanna

Principal Analyst Serving Enterprise Architecture Professionals

Noel covers big data, data warehouses, data fabric, data integration, data virtualization, Hadoop, Spark, in-memory, translytical, NoSQL, cloud, ETL, big data integration, data management, data tools, and data security for enterprise architecture professionals. His current focus is on new and emerging markets, modern data architectures, cloud and hybrid cloud deployments.

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

Principal Analyst Serving Enterprise Architecture Professionals

Noel covers big data, data warehouses, data fabric, data integration, data virtualization, Hadoop, Spark, in-memory, translytical, NoSQL, cloud, ETL, big data integration, data management, data tools, and data security for enterprise architecture professionals. His current focus is on new and emerging markets, modern data architectures, cloud and hybrid cloud deployments.

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

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  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    REPORT: Now Tech: IoT Data Management Solutions, Q2 2019

    Forrester's Overview Of 22 IoT Data Management Solution Providers

    June 6, 2019Noel Yuhanna, Michele Goetz

    You can use internet-of-things (IoT) data management solutions to deliver a comprehensive view of IoT data, become significantly more productive, and accelerate IoT initiatives. But to realize these benefits, you'll first have to select from a diverse set of vendors that vary by size, functionality, geography, and vertical market focus. Enterprise architecture (EA) professionals should use this report to understand the value they can expect from IoT data management solution providers and select vendors based on size and functionality.

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    REPORT: The Forrester Wave™: Database-As-A-Service, Q2 2019

    The 12 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    June 4, 2019Noel Yuhanna

    Database-as-a-service (DBaaS) has become critical for all businesses to build and support modern business applications and operational systems. In our 27-criterion evaluation of DBaaS providers, we identified the 12 most significant ones — Alibaba, Amazon, EnterpriseDB, Google, IBM, Microsoft, MongoDB, Oracle, Rackspace, Redis Labs, SAP, and Tencent — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps enterprise architecture (EA) professionals select the right one for their needs.

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    REPORT: Big Data Fabric 2.0 Drives Data Democratization

    Advanced Level: Data Practices For Insights-Driven Businesses

    May 9, 2019Noel Yuhanna

    Business users want faster and easier access to trusted data to make accurate business decisions, while technology organizations want to simplify data management. Three years ago, Forrester invented the tech category "big data fabric" that addresses these goals and continues to evolve to support data democratization. Our updated big data fabric architecture, version 2.0, reflects new technology enhancements and highlights new opportunities for businesses. Enterprise architecture (EA) pros should use big data fabric to democratize data across the enterprise.

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    REPORT: Best Practices: Cloud Database Migrations

    Leverage Tools To Minimize Risks And Accelerate Migrations

    March 22, 2019Noel Yuhanna

    Cloud databases have exploded on the scene as organizations look at faster and more scalable deployments and lower their costs. However, cloud database migrations are not simple lift-and-shift; they require careful planning, technical skills, and tools to succeed, especially when dealing with large and complex deployments. This report provides best practices to help enterprise architecture (EA) professionals manage a successful and less disruptive cloud database migration process.

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    REPORT: The Forrester Wave™: Big Data NoSQL, Q1 2019

    The 15 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    March 14, 2019Noel Yuhanna

    NoSQL has become critical for all businesses to support modern business applications. In our 26-criterion evaluation of NoSQL providers, we identified the 15 most significant ones — Aerospike, Amazon Web Services (AWS), ArangoDB, Couchbase, DataStax, Google, IBM, MarkLogic, Microsoft, MongoDB, Neo4j, Oracle, RavenDB, Redis Labs, and SAP — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps enterprise architecture (EA) professionals select the right one for their needs.

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