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Noel Yuhanna

VP, 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

VP, 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: Cloud Data Warehouse, Q2 2020

    Forrester's Overview Of 14 Cloud Data Warehouse Providers

    July 1, 2020Noel Yuhanna

    You can use cloud data warehouse (CDW) to build data warehouses more quickly, support new business use cases, and lower infrastructure, software, and administration costs. 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 a CDW provider and to select vendors based on size and functionality.

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    REPORT: Now Tech: Data Virtualization, Q2 2020

    Forrester's Overview Of 15 Data Virtualization Providers

    June 29, 2020Noel Yuhanna

    You can use data virtualization to deliver integrated and real-time data to support various business needs, create a self-service data platform for business users, and secure sensitive data by centralizing data access. 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 a data virtualization provider and to select vendors based on size and functionality.

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    REPORT: The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Data Fabric, Q2 2020

    The 15 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    June 10, 2020Noel Yuhanna

    In our 25-criterion evaluation of enterprise data fabric providers, we identified the 15 most significant ones — Cambridge Semantics, Cloudera, DataRobot, Denodo Technologies, Hitachi Vantara, IBM, Informatica, Infoworks, Oracle, Qlik, SAP, Solix Technologies, Syncsort, Talend, and TIBCO Software — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps enterprise architecture professionals select the right one for their needs.

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    REPORT: Now Tech: Enterprise Data Fabric, Q2 2020

    Forrester's Overview Of 20 Enterprise Data Fabric Providers

    April 16, 2020Noel Yuhanna

    You can use enterprise data fabric to deliver integrated, trusted, and real-time data across the organization and accelerate business use cases. But to realize these benefits, you'll first have to select from a diverse set of vendors that vary by size, geography, and vertical market focus. Enterprise architecture (EA) professionals should use this report to understand the value they can expect from a data fabric provider and to select vendors based on size and industry needs.

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    REPORT: Data Virtualization Or Data Fabric: Which Is Right For You?

    March 24, 2020Noel Yuhanna

    Data-driven organizations use data virtualization and data fabric architectures to get value from data quickly and to support new business requirements such as real-time and integrated insights. While many organizations use one or the other architecture, some use both to support their digital business initiatives. This brief for enterprise architect professionals explains the differences between the two architectures and illustrates what use cases are often deployed by organizations.

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