Noel   Yuhanna

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

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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  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    REPORT: The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Data Virtualization, Q4 2017

    The 13 Vendors That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    November 15, 2017Noel Yuhanna

    Enterprise data virtualization has become critical to every organization in overcoming growing data challenges. These platforms deliver faster access to connected data and support self-service and agile data-access capabilities for EA pros to drive new business initiatives. Forrester identified the 13 most significant data virtualization vendors — DataVirtuality, Denodo Technologies, IBM, Informatica, Looker, Microsoft, Oracle, Pitney Bowes, Red Hat, Rocket Software, SAP, SAS, and TIBCO Software — and researched, analyzed, and scored them against 25 criteria.

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

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

    Road Map: The Data Management Playbook

    November 7, 2017 Michele Goetz, Noel Yuhanna

    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 levels need data faster to keep up with customers, competitors, and partners. Information from the past won't support the insights of the future — businesses need real-time data. This report shows enterprise architects how they can use data to transform their organization from turtle to hare and keep pace with the speed of business. This is an update to a previously published report; Forrester reviews and revises it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy.

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    REPORT: Vendor Landscape: Graph Databases

    Leverage Graph Databases To Succeed With Connected Data

    October 6, 2017Noel Yuhanna

    Whether you are doing customer analytics, fraud detection, or risk assessment, you need connected data. While linking a few data points or data sources is often simple, creating connections with significant amounts of heterogeneous data requires a radically new approach. Enterprise architects should read this report to learn how the new and emerging graph database technology offers the ability to link pieces of data easily to create more meaningful and actionable insights. This report was originally published as a market overview in 2015; we've updated it to reflect new vendors and a broader set of emerging use cases.

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    REPORT: The Forrester Wave™: Big Data Warehouse, Q2 2017

    Tools And Technology: The Data Management Playbook

    June 15, 2017Noel Yuhanna

    In our 26-criteria evaluation of big data warehouse solutions, we identified the 15 most significant vendors — Amazon Web Services (AWS), Cazena, Cloudera, Hortonworks, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), IBM, MapR, MarkLogic, MemSQL, Microsoft, Oracle, Phemi, SAP, Snowflake, and Teradata — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each vendor measures up and helps enterprise architecture (EA) pros make the right choice for their data warehouse strategy.

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    REPORT: The Forrester Wave™: Database-As-A-Service, Q2 2017

    Automation, Lower Cost, And Flexibility Are Driving Increasing Adoption

    April 24, 2017Noel Yuhanna

    Database-as-a-service (DBaaS) has become critical for every organization to support new and growing data management requirements. These platforms provide faster provisioning, unlimited elastic scale, and continuous availability for EA pros to drive innovation and growth. Forrester identified the 13 most significant DBaaS vendors — Amazon Web Services (AWS), CenturyLink, Citus Data, ClearDB, EnterpriseDB, Google, IBM, Microsoft, MongoDB, Oracle, Rackspace, Redis Labs, and SAP — and researched, analyzed, and scored them against 30 criteria.

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