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.

Noel Yuhanna's Research

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  • 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 20, 2018 Michele Goetz, Noel Yuhanna

    Data bottlenecks create business bottlenecks. The days of provisioning data simply to 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 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: The Forrester Wave™: Cloud Data Warehouse, Q4 2018

    The 14 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    October 29, 2018Noel Yuhanna

    Cloud data warehouse (CDW) deployments are on the rise as firms look at lowering costs, supporting new accelerated insights, and simplifying data management. In our 25-criterion evaluation of CDW providers, we identified the 14 most significant ones — Alibaba, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Exasol, Google, Hortonworks, Huawei, IBM, MarkLogic, Micro Focus, Microsoft, Oracle, Pivotal, Snowflake, and Teradata — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps enterprise architecture (EA) pros make the right choice.

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    REPORT: Now Tech: Hadoop/Spark Platforms, Q3 2018

    Forrester's Overview Of 18 Hadoop/Spark Platform Providers

    July 20, 2018Noel Yuhanna, Mike Gualtieri

    You can use Hadoop/Spark (HARK) platforms to access open source innovation, become significantly more productive, and foster collaboration. But to access these benefits, you'll first have to select from a diverse set of vendors — vendors that vary by size, functionality, geography, and vertical market focus. Enterprise architecture (EA) professionals should use Forrester's Now Tech report to understand the value they can expect from a HARK platform provider and select vendors based on a tool-set approach.

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    REPORT: The Forrester Wave™: Big Data Fabric, Q2 2018

    Tools And Technology: The Data Management Playbook

    June 12, 2018Noel Yuhanna

    Big data fabric, an emerging platform, accelerates insights by automating ingestion, curation, discovery, preparation, and integration from data silos. Forrester identified the 15 most significant big data fabric vendors — Cambridge Semantics, Cloudera, Denodo Technologies, Hitachi Vantara, Hortonworks, IBM, Informatica, Oracle, Paxata, Podium Data, SAP, Syncsort, Talend, TIBCO Software, and Trifacta — and researched, analyzed, and scored them against 26 criteria. This report shows how each vendor measures up and helps EA pros make the right choice.

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    REPORT: Now Tech: Big Data Fabric, Q2 2018

    Forrester's Overview Of 18 Big Data Fabric Vendors

    April 17, 2018Noel Yuhanna

    You can use big data fabric to provide a comprehensive view of data resources, secure big data sources, and accelerate big data initiatives. But to access these benefits, you'll first have to select from a diverse set of vendors — vendors that vary by size, geography, and vertical market focus. Enterprise architecture (EA) professionals should use Forrester's Now Tech report to understand the value they can expect from a big data fabric provider and select vendors based on size.

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