Noel Yuhanna

Principal Analyst serving Application Development & Delivery PROFESSIONALS

Noel serves Application Development & Program Delivery Professionals. He primarily covers database management systems (DBMSes), infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS), data replication and integration, data security, data management tools, and related online transaction processing issues. His current primary research focus is on customer usage experiences and broad industry trends of DBMS, IaaS, data security, enterprise data grids, outsourcing, information life-cycle management, open source databases, and other emerging database technologies.

Previous Work Experience

Noel has more than 20 years of experience in IT and has held various technical and management positions. He came to Forrester through its acquisition of Giga Information Group. Prior to joining Giga, Noel spent several years at Exodus Communications and led a group responsible for planning and implementing mission-critical enterprise applications. Prior to Exodus, he served as a principal consultant, benchmark specialist, and data architect for Amdahl. He has worked on several large, terabyte-sized database applications and deployed high-availability and high-scalability solutions for various enterprises. He has vast experience in implementing and supporting leading DBMSes and data management products.

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,, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times. He has taught several technical and management programs on grid computing, data management, security, scalability, consolidation, and information fabric.


Noel holds a Bachelor's Degree in business and a postgraduate degree in business administration. Noel is the author of an Oracle book and is currently working on another book on data security.

Noel Yuhanna's Research

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report: The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Cloud Databases, Q4 2012

    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, mo...

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    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 corpo...

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    Report: The Forrester Wave™: Advanced Data Visualization (ADV) Platforms, Q3 2012

    Enterprises find advanced data visualization (ADV) platforms to be essential tools that enable them to monitor business, find patterns, and take action to avoid threats and snatch opportunities....

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    Report: The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise ETL, Q1 2012

    In Forrester's 60-criteria evaluation of enterprise extract, transform, and load (ETL) vendors, we found that Informatica, IBM, Oracle, and SAP maintain leadership positions thanks to their abil...

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    Report: Trends In ETL Adoption

    This data chart examines ETL adoption trends based on a survey of 173 professionals who have purchased ETL software at their organizations.

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    Report: The Forrester Wave™: Information-As-A-Service, Q1 2010

    In Forrester's 123-criteria evaluation of information-as-a-service (IaaS) — also known as data services — vendors, we found that IBM, Informatica, Composite Software, and Denodo Tech...

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    Report: Forrester TechRadar™: Enterprise Data Integration, Q1 2010

    Today, enterprises face increasing data integration challenges, largely because of growing data volumes, data protection issues, data migration complexities, the need for real-time information, ...

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  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report: 2009 Update: Evaluating Integration Alternatives

    Technical innovation and mergers and acquisitions (M&A;) activity continue to drive the evolution of the integration marketplace, leading to a market with a significantly different array of featu...

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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report: Forrester's Data Management Reference Architecture

    The continuing explosion in data volume, increasing numbers of business users, growing data complexity, compliance requirements, need to support global operations, and growing need for real-time...

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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report: The Forrester Wave™: Information-As-A-Service, Q1 2008

    Forrester evaluated leading enterprise information-as-a-service (IaaS) vendors across 94 criteria and found that BEA Systems, IBM, Oracle, and Red Hat have established leadership positions, than...

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Noel Yuhanna's Planned Reports

Jan 2013

Report: Customer Data Management Vision

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