Document Type: Research/Original/Regular Article
Department of Computer Engineering, Qazvin Azad University, Qazvin, Iran.
Department of Computer, Shahid Rajaee Teacher Training University, Tehran, Iran.
IRIB Technical Research Center, Tehran, Iran.
Technology assessment and selection has a substantial impact on organizations procedures in regards to technology transfer. Technological decisions are usually made by a group of experts, and whereby integrity of these viewpoints to a single decision can be quite complex. Today, operational databases and data warehouses exist to manage and organize data with specific features and henceforth, the need for a decision-aid approach is essential. The process of developing data warehouses involves time consuming steps, complex queries, slow query response rates and limited functions, which is also true for operational databases. In this regards, Fuzzy multi-criteria procedures in choosing efficient data sources (data warehouse and traditional relational databases) based on organization requirements is addressed in this paper. In proposing an appropriate selection framework the paper compares a Triangular Fuzzy Numbers (TFN) based framework and Fuzzy Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP), based on data sources models, business logic, data access, storage and security. Results show that two procedures rank data sources in a similar manner and due to the accurate decision-making.