20 Top Master Data Management Solutions for 2016 (Part 1)
If youre on the market for a top shelf master data management solution, this newly-released listing from The MDM Institute offers great insights on products you should include in your search.
profit_image - Fotolia
20 Top Master Data Management Solutions for 2016 (Part 1)
As part of its annual MDM and Data Governance Summits, the MDM Institute releases its field reports for the top MDM solutions. According to Aaron Zornes, chief research officer, The MDM Institute used Top 10 MDM evaluation criteria in its selections. They are: data model; business services; identity resolution; data governance; architecture; data management; infrastructure; analytics; developer productivity; and vendor integrity. If The MDM Institute were to release a TOP 10 MDM list, Zornes said it would be based on momentum in market, customer install base size and vision/ability to execute: #1 Informatica MDM; #2 IBM InfoSphere MDM; #3 SAP MDG; #4 Microsoft MDS; #5 Oracle MDM/DRM; #6 Orchestra Networks; #7 Stibo; #8 Riversand; #9 Reltio and #10 Kalido by Magnitude. However, other key dimensions affect choice of MDM platform including: #1 Industry; #2 Business use case; #3 Scale, scope & complexity; #4 Geography, and #5 IT maturity level. All descriptions here are based on the MDM field reports. Next up: the other 10 solutions in the 20 top selections.
Ataccama Master Data Center v10.2
Ataccama Master Data Center v10.2 is a multi-domain master data management tool that is robust, scalable with high performance, and offers full data quality. It has advanced hierarchy management capabilities, and strong matching and identity management capabilities. It is cloud (Amazon Web Services) ready; and real-time, streaming and batch ready. Caveats are nascent product information management capability and business process management integration.
Dell Boomi MDM
Released in the spring of 2016, Dell Boomi MDM offers significant support for next-generation master data management, including multi-domain, real-time synch, bi-directional data flow and date enrichment features. It integrates three key technologies: master data management, data integration, and API management, all tightly coupled and with each of use and reduced training time. Caveats are nascent relationship data management and collaborative authoring, and limited business process strategy.
Enterworks Enable v8.2
Released in the second quarter of 2016, Enterworks Enable v8.2 features an XML-based master data management architecture that enables complex and custom data models without development. Deep product management information and reference data features are comprehensive and well integrated, and the product features a robust workflow and business process management engine. Caveats include nascent customer data matching for customer/party.
IBM InfoSphere MDM v11.5
Released in the fourth quarter of 2015, IBM InfoSphere MDM v11.5 integrates four best-of-breed platforms: multi-style/domain master data management in a single operational hub MDM Server, Initiate MDS, MDM4PIM, and RDM. It features strong offerings in the areas of cloud computing, big data governance and relationship data management. It also features a strong solution for near real-time processing with business services, and real-time probabilistic search/match accuracy, scalability and performance.
Infomatica MDM 10.1
Released in the fourth quarter of 2015, Infomatica MDM 10.1 offers big data relationship management (BDRM) support and substantial core master data management investment. MDM-based applications include Customer 360, Supplier 360, and Product 360. This latest version offers higher performance and scalability, and supports multiple deployment, including on-premise, cloud, and hybrid. Caveats include nascent data governance and relationship data management strategies.
Innovative Systems Synchronos MDM 4.1
Released in October 2015, Innovative Systems Synchronos MDM 4.1 offers multi-domain master data management for operation or decision support, whether through SaaS, cloud or on-premise deployment. It is easy to use and maintain, and requires minimal cost, resources or risk. The product is highly scalable, and offers robust hierarchy management and workflow management features.
Magnitude Software Kalido MDM 9.1 SP3
Released in March, 2016, Magnitude Software's Kalido MDM 9.1 SP3 has a number of product strengths. They include time-to-value and return-on-investment, ranging from simple to complex relationship management; multi-entity support; broad use case support, including relationship data management, hierarchy management, centralized authoring, and harmonization; process flows and workflow engine for data governance and stewardship; enterprise scalable deployments across multiple domains; and unified/integrated master data management for cloud applications.
Microsoft SQL Server 2016 MDS
Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Master Data Services offers strengths in the areas of customer, product, financial, supplier, and employee support. It features tight integration with SQL Server Integration Services for ingesting data and for cleansing and matching data. Its Excel Integration features easy modeling and entity management; and offers integration with SharePoint, Microsoft Office and Microsoft Dynamics CRM & ERP. Caveats are that relationship data management capabilities have been shelved, the product is not enterprise scalable, and it lacks high performance identity resolution.
The MDM Institute took a look at three Oracle master data management offerings for its rankings -- Oracle Customer Hub OCH-Siebel 8.3 UCM; Oracle Hyperion DRM 220.127.116.11.340; and Oracle Customer Data Hub CDH v12.2. The three products were released from 2013-2016. The strengths of CDH x12.2 are in multi-entity platform, trading community architecture, and high-tech manufacturing expertise. The strengths of Hyperion DRM are with integrated master data management, data governance, and relationship data management solutions, with its graph-based in-memory model-driven product architecture, and its robust business rules engine. The strengths of Customer Hub are its strong enterprise master data management vision and roadmap, and its enterprise-strength vertical Hub applications.
Orchestra Networks EBX 5 v5.6
Orchestra Networks EBX v5.6 integrated master data management, master data governance, and relationship data management all in one product. It features a number of new capabilities, including graph visualizations, data quality dashboards, business glossary and metadata governance, and other data assets. It features multi-domain OOTB, which provides automatic synchronization with cross-domain links between party, thing, and reference data; and it provides strong hierarchy management.