Overview: This article provides an overview of the four major technology selection decisions that need to be made by technology managers and directors who are responsible for designing a technology infrastructure that will support the analytical processing needs of the business.

The use of data analytics is expanding rapidly as companies attempt to leverage huge volumes of data in their operational systems and data warehouses to attain greater profits. To ensure that you are able to use data analytics effectively and efficiently, it is critical to design the right technology infrastructure. To a large extent, the speed at which queries and models are run, the ease by which analysts are able to use their analytical tools and how quickly the infrastructure can be customized for users depends on technology infrastructure.

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