Technology >> Analyst Interviews >> February 14, 2005


NOEL YUHANNA is a Senior Analyst in the Application Development & Infrastructure research group at Forrester Research, Inc., covering database management systems, database administration, object-oriented and object-relational databases, data replication, database management tools, and related online transaction-processing issues. He has more than 19 years' experience in IT, holding various technical and management positions. Mr. Yuhanna came to Forrester through its acquisition of Giga Information Group. Prior to joining Giga, he spent more than three years at Exodus Communications, a Cable & Wireless Company, as IT manager, where he managed a group in implementing and supporting their mission-critical CRM and ERP applications. Prior to Exodus, he served as a principal consultant, benchmark specialist and database architect for Amdahl Corporation for more than eight years. He was also responsible for running several industry-standard TPC and customer-related benchmarks, including a record-breaking TPC-B benchmark on Amdahl Mainframe using Informix RDBMS. Mr. Yuhanna has worked on several large terabyte-sized database installations and deployed high- availability solutions for various clients. He has vast experience in implementing and supporting DB2, Oracle, SQL Server, Sybase, Informix, IMS, Progress, MySQL and Ingres DBMS. He has written an Oracle Database Administration book and has taught several technical programs on data management, security, scalability, benchmarking, consolidation and performance. Mr. Yuhanna holds a Bachelor's degree in Business and a post-graduate degree in Business Administration from India. He holds technical certifications in Oracle, Informix and WinFrame. Profile
TWST: As you look at the data management space, what are the key trends

you see going on right now?

Mr. Yuhanna: I guess the key trend we see happening with data management

is that the data