Noel Yuhanna

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Cloudera And Hortonworks Merger: A Win-Win For All

Noel Yuhanna October 4, 2018

Cloudera and Hortonworks jointly announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which the companies will combine in an all-stock merger of equals. Under the terms of the agreement, Cloudera stockholders will own approximately 60% of the equity of the combined company and Hortonworks stockholders will own 40%. While both have been fierce […]

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Oracle's ATP Raises The Bar On Database Administration

Noel Yuhanna August 22, 2018

Oracle recently launched its Autonomous Transaction Processing (ATP) service to complement its Autonomous Data Warehouse (ADW) offering. Similar to ADW, Oracle’s ATP service focuses on self-tuning, self-securing, and self-managing but for OLTP databases. An important part of its autonomous database strategy is its Exadata appliance, which is a scale-out optimized database system. While Oracle has some […]

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Information Fabric 3.0 Delivers The Next Generation Of Data Virtualization

Noel Yuhanna August 15, 2013

For decades, firms have deployed applications and BI on independent databases and warehouses, supporting custom data models, scalability, and performance while speeding delivery. It’s become a nightmare to try to integrate the proliferation of data across these sources in order to deliver the unified view of business data required to support new business applications, analytics, […]

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Cisco's Acquisition Of Composite Software Brings Data Intelligence To The Networks

Noel Yuhanna June 20, 2013

Cisco’s acquisition of Composite Software is unique compared with the ones it’s done in the past. This acquisition makes networks more knowledgeable about data — a piece that’s been missing from Cisco’s framework. Today, digital information that flows through networks is not data-aware. To networks, data is just represented as bits and bytes. There’s no […]

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Strong Growth And Innovation Seen For Information-As-A-Service In 2011

Noel Yuhanna November 22, 2010

Over the course of this year, I’ve spoken with many organizations that are continuing to expand their usage of information-as-a-service (sometimes called data services) to support new business requirements such as self-service customer portals, real-time BI, and single-version-of-the-truth. With the growing complexity of data, increasing volume of data, and exploding security challenges all driving demand, […]

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How Many DBAs Do You Need To Support Databases?

Noel Yuhanna September 30, 2010

I frequently get asked the question of how many databases a DBA typically manages. Over the past five years, I have interviewed hundreds of organizations on this topic, asking them about their ratios and how they improved them. Typically I find that the current industry average is 40 databases to a DBA for large enterprises ($1 billion+ in revenue), with the […]

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Take Part In Forrester's Database Management Survey

Noel Yuhanna September 7, 2010

Forrester is currently running a database management survey assessing the state of the database market. We are surveying companies across various verticals to understand the type of DBMS they use, what challenges they face and what initiatives are currently being undertaken or planned for in the coming years. We’re looking at what’s working and what’s not, and […]

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Join Our Data Management Tweet Jam On MDM’s Next Evolution: Tuesday, July 20, 3-4 PM ET

Noel Yuhanna July 20, 2010

Many large organizations have finally “seen the light” and are trying to figure out the best way to treat their critical data as the trusted asset it should be. As a result, master data management (MDM) strategies and the enabling architectures, organizational and governance models, methodologies, and technologies that support the delivery of MDM capabilities are…in […]

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Database Migrations Are Finally Becoming Simpler

Noel Yuhanna June 30, 2010

Lately I have been getting quite a few inquiries on database migrations asking me about migration approaches, best practices, and tooling. Some of the reasons why companies are looking at migrations are because of staffing issues, scalability and security concerns, and cost-saving strategies. Migrations have always been complex, time consuming, and expensive, because each DBMS has proprietary data […]

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Sybase Acquisition By SAP - A Great Move

Noel Yuhanna May 17, 2010

Recently, SAP announced a definitive agreement to acquire Sybase for $5.8 billion, at $65 a share, a 44% premium over the share's three-month average price. The transaction is expected to close during the third quarter of 2010. Sybase will operate as a standalone unit under the name “Sybase, a SAP Company,” and be run by […]

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Social Media Will Play A Big Part In BI's Future

Noel Yuhanna May 12, 2010

When preparing for our upcoming Forrester Data Management Tweet Jam (May 13th, 2-3pm ET) -“What BI is Not!”- we got together with a few of Forrester’s data management and BI analysts to discuss some of today’s key BI questions. The question on the table was, “How will social media impact traditional BI?” Here’s a snapshot of […]

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Third-party Database Tools Still Matter

Noel Yuhanna April 1, 2010

Over the past year, I have received numerous inquiries asking me whether third-party database tools that focus on performance and tuning, backup recovery, replication, upgrade, troubleshooting, and migration capabilities matter anymore now that leading DBMS providers such as Oracle, IBM, and Microsoft are offering improved automation and broader coverage.  I find that third-party tools complement […]

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