Datavail presents: 5 Reasons to Choose a Managed Services Approach to Database Administration With Noel Yuhanna, Principal Analyst, Forrester Research

Datavail presents: 5 Reasons to Choose a Managed Services Approach to Database Administration With Noel Yuhanna, Principal Analyst, Forrester Research


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Duration 60min
Noel Yuhanna
Principal Analyst Serving
Application Development & Delivery Professionals
Noel Yuhanna
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.
Mark Perlstein
President and CEO
Mark Perlstein
Mark is President & CEO of Datavail, a national leader in database support and professional services. For more than two decades, Mark has been a leader in the IT services market and brings a wealth of growth-oriented and operating experience in the services business to Datavail.

Prior to his CEO role at Datavail, Mark was President of the IT Outsourcing division of a large global systems integration corporation. While there, Mark led the firm’s entry into the IT infrastructure outsourcing market and helped lead that division to a tripling of its revenues and becoming a major force in the ITO sector.

He also served as Chief Operating Officer of AlphaNet Solutions, a regional IT services provider traded on NASDAQ and located in the NYC/NJ area. In his career, Mark held various positions in the IT services sector, including serving as President of Aztec Technology Partners’ $175 million New England-based business unit. His background also includes starting up, and then selling, a consulting and services firm that focused on the implementation and support of accounting and financial systems – a business he sold in 1995.

He is a graduate of the State University of New York at Albany where he received a bachelor’s degree in communications with a minor in business administration. Mark also attended Hofstra University’s MBA program from 1988 to 1990. Mark is an active leader in the IT community and is committed to excellence in service delivery, customer satisfaction and team building inside Datavail.

With the explosion in the variety, velocity and volume of data and databases, coupled with the scarcity of DBA talent, the time is right to consider an alternative approach to managing databases. Forrester Analyst Noel Yuhanna recently conducted a survey of executives in mid to large enterprises who are using managed services to augment their in-house DBA. Yuhanna will share the results of the survey, as well as interview a Fortune 1000 executive on the results they achieved, which include:

  • Improved SLAs – in many cases, dramatically improved
  • Consistent 24x7 coverage
  • Deep expertise in areas where in-house staff needed assistance
  • Multi-platform expertise
  • Improved retention of DBAs

Join the webinar and also receive a detailed white paper sharing the findings from the survey.

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