Master data management (MDM) is synchronized enterprise-wide business data that provides definitions and identifiers of internal and external objects involved in business transactions (e.g., customer, product, reporting unit, market share).

TrendsWith graph databases, businesses can ask questions in real time about the data relationships in their master data that they might not even know they have, driving new business insights.
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Information Management's DM RadioWith the promise of reconciling disparate information systems, Master Data Management burst onto the data landscape more than 20 years ago. Data Warehousing had fallen short of expectations, in part because companies realized that marshaling all data in one place was simply unrealistic. MDM offered a different way: virtual reconciliation using master data. With some great success stories and lots of failures, MDM has proven to be a valuable if challenging discipline. But a range of innovations has super-charged MDM lately, including graph technology. What's the latest? Register for this episode of DM Radio to find out! Host Eric Kavanagh will interview the world's leading luminary for MDM, Aaron Zornes of the MDM Institute, and several special guests.
Information Management's DM RadioMany organizations have tried master data management as a means for reconciling disparate information systems. While some projects have succeeded, many have struggled with any number of organizational, technical or process-oriented challenges. Lately, a novel technique of using graph technology offers promise. Register for this episode of DM Radio to hear this discussion.
Information Management BlogsHow do you apply master data management within the new data ecosystem?
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InterviewIn an interview with, Jill Dyche, vice president of thought leadership at SAS, discusses the trends that are elevating the data discussion and forcing the executive suite to become involved in data strategy.
Information Management NewsAs the challenge to manage critical organizational data grows, businesses are increasingly embracing data governance strategies to protect the integrity of their valuable enterprise assets and to get the most from their master data management initiatives
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