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Posted by Ray Wang on February 2, 2009
In 2003, customer data hub (CDI), product information management,
and master data management (MDM) vendors strived to differentiate
themselves by architectural style. Each approach had its advantages
and disadvantages. A religion about styles emerged overnight along
with a hard core following. Here's a quick recap (see Figure 1):
Figure 1. The Three Architectural Styles of Master Data Management
The bottom line - choose a style that aligns with your project's business driver
While these approaches still exist, leading vendors such as D&B
Purisma, IBM, Initiate Systems, Oracle, Oracle-Siebel, SAS DataFlux,
and Siperian now have offerings in more than one style. This may make
the question seem less relevant, however, its still important to
understand the trade-offs while beginning your MDM journey. In fact, it's best to align the style and approach based on your business driver. Here's a high level summary:
Which MDM style are you deploying? What successes have you seen?
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