The MDM Institute has published a field report that examines the top vendors and products for master data management. In chronological order, here are the institute's top 25.

Ataccama
Atacama Master Data Center v10.2 is a multi-domain MDM tool that includes full data quality, says the MDM Institute. It is robust, scalable and offers high performance. It also offers strong matching and identity management capability, is cloud (AWS) ready, and is real-time, streaming and batch ready.

Dell Boomi
Dell Boomi offers significant support for next-generation MDM, including multi-domain, R/T synch, bidirectional data flow and data enrichment, according to the MDM Institute. It features the integration of three key technologies: MDM, data integration and API management, as well as cloud-sourced and collaborative
domain modeling providing cognitive data governance.

Enterworks
Enterworks Enable v8.2 features XML-based MDM architecture that enables complex models and custom data models without development, the MDM Institute says. It features a robust workflow and business process management engine, has a highly scalable architecture, whether in cloud or on-premises.

IBM InfoSphere
IBM InfoSphere MDM v11.5 features the integration of four best-of-breed platforms, according to the MDM Institute. It features strong near real-time processing with business services, an MDM application toolkit and BPM Express. The product features strong offerings in the areas of cloud, big data governance and RDM.

Informatica MDM
Informatica MDM 10.2 offers end-to-end MDM, from platform to apps, according to the MDM Institute. It offers multiple deployment on-premise, in the cloud or a hybrid environment. It offers higher performance and scalability, multiple implementation architectures and use cases, and the 4th generation integrated tools featuress integrated BPM, cloud integration, identity resolution and metadata and data quality.

IBI Omni-Gen
IBI Omni-Gen 2.2 is a multi-domain MDM tool that offers unified data integration and quality, according to the MDM Institute. It features real-time data integration, including process-level integration with Oracle and SAP. The product exploits the synergies between business intelligence, data quality and MDM, and has a competitive price point and fast time-to-value.

Innovative Systems Inc.
Innovative Systems Inc. Synchronos is a multi-domain MDM tool for operational or decision support, either in the cloud, on-premise or in a hybrid environment, the MDM Institute explains. It is easy to use and maintain, offers minimal cost, is highly scalable, with hierarchy management and workflow management features.

Magnitude MDM (Kalido)
Magnitude MDM 9.1 SP3 is a multi-entity tool that offers strong time-to-value and return-on-investment, according to the MDM Institute. The product offers broad use case support, including RDM, hierarchy management, centralized authoring and harmonization. It offers process flows and a workflow engine for data governance and stewardship, and dedicated MDM consumer UI.

Microsoft MDS
Microsoft SQL Server 2016 MDS features hierarchy management including m:m and tight integration with SQL server integration services, the MDM Institute notes. It features excellent integration, with easy modeling and entity management; and data governance, with an entity level ability to manage business rules via email, custom action or workflows.

Oracle CDM
Oracle Hyperion DRM 11.1.2.4.340 is an integrated MDM, data governance and RDM solution, the MDM Institute explains. It features a graph-based, in-memory, configuration-only, model-driven product architecture. The tool offers a robust business rules engine, proactive data governance, and featues strengths in both financials and the financial services industry.

Orchestra Networks
Orchestra Networks EBX 5 v5.6 is an integrated MDM/MDG/RDM in one product, the MDM Institute expliains. It has several new capabilities as of 2016, including new graph visualizations, digital asset management, and OOTB data-driven applications. The product also offers best-in-class hierarchy management.

Pitney Bowes Spectrum MDM v11
Pitney Bowes Spectrum MDM is a single unified framework for E2E customer data management and analytical solutions. It is a cloud/SaaS offering with natural language search/UI for customer data. The product features data integration, data quality, data federation governance and analytics.

Profisee Master Data Maestro v5.0
Profisee Master Data Maestro is a full function master data management hub, with adjunct MDM hub for ‘other domains’ in duology context. It scales MSFT MDS up, with improved performance and availability via clustered architecture. The product features built-in workflow and data governance, and strong ‘single view’ golden record management.

Reltio 2016.1
Reltio features both MDM for IT and data-driven apps with mobile UI for business users. It is cloud-based and multi-domain, and adds big data scale using a hybrid columnar and graph store. The product offers ‘Data as a Service’ to access third party data for inter-enterprise sharing. It has built-in visualization and analytics, and seamless integration and synch with Apache Spark.

Riversand MDMCenterv7.6.8
Riversand offers built-in data quality and data governance features. It has a multi-entity MDM focus for product, supplier, material and location. It is a singular, modular, highly-integrated solution, with deep comprehensive PIM functionality. This includes well-integrated search, digital asset management, workflow, and print publishing.

SAP Master Data Governance (MDG) v8.0
This is the flagship MDM hub to replace SAP NW MDM. The long-term strategy of SAP is HANA-based services for MDM, data quality, data governance, etc. This product has proven high-end performance with HANA, prebuilt and extensible data model, and multi-mode data replication.

SAS MDM 4.2
SAS takes a graduated approach to MDM, with data quality to data governance to MDM. This product offers quick time-to-value, with no per-record or per-domain charges. It has a flexible data model that is domain-neutral and multi-entity based.

Semarchy Convergence for MDM 3.3
This product offers strong multi-entity, multi-domain, multi-styles support. Its integrated platform covers all critical MDM functions. It has an agile ‘evolutionary’ MDM approach that is value-driven and iterative. It features a UX vision and data governance roadmap, and ‘proof of value’ to start MDM programs.

Software AG webMethods OneData v9.2
This product is fully-integrated multi-domain, and features multiple architectural styles and use cases in one instance. It has agile data modeling and dynamic domain linkage. It also has sophisticated, governed hierarchy management and a full lifecycle with data governance framework.

Stibo STEP Trailblazer 8.1
STEP Trailblazer offers deep functionality for PIM that is comprehensive and well-integrated. It has PIM scalability and Golden Record for product. The product has multi-entity MDM focus and consistent product strategy. It has manufacturing, CPG, distribution, retail and automotive expertise, and vertical add-ons.

Talend Enterprise MDM v6
This product features XML-based MDM with non-intrusive SOA. It offers multi-entity MDM support and handles all standard architectures and use cases, including transactional, analytical, MDM with big data, etc. It has commercial open source expertise and a business model for open source data integration.

Teradata MDM s.x
This product features single code base for multi-domain analytical and operational MDM. It offers full lifecycle and process flows for multi-entity support. It has a consolidated EDW and MDM platform and focus on RDM for DW. The product integrates with Teradata DB, Profiler, Customer Interaction Manager, and Hadoop.

TIBCO MDM 9.0
This product features full lifecycle and process flows for multi-entity support and reference data. It has multi-hub, multi-application MDM with templates for many domains. It offers active data governance via integrated BPM/workflow for collaborative authoring and orchestration.

Vinculum Vin MDM
This is a multi-domain MDM product with flexible deployment modes and architecture. It features full lifcycle and process flows for multi-domain support and reference data. It offers active data governance via integrated workflow for distributed collaborative authoring and orchestration.

VisionWare MultiVue v5
This product offers analytical-capable and operational-focused MDM. It is multi-domain, including people, property and assets. It has strong expertise for the healthcare and insurance industries, and offers sophisticated yet well-packaged core MDM functionality.

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