Tag: mdm

Data Management
David Loshin 0
Linking identifiers for improved analytics

In my last post we started looking at the issue of identifier proliferation, in which different business applications assigned their own unique identifiers to data representing the same entities. Even master data management (MDM) applications are not immune to this issue, particularly because of the inherent semantics associated with the

Data Management
Jim Harris 0
MDM intersections, Part 2: Data governance

Master data management (MDM) is distinct from other data management disciplines due to its primary focus on giving the enterprise a single view of the master data that represents key business entities, such as parties, products, locations and assets. MDM achieves this by standardizing, matching and consolidating common data elements across traditional and big

Data Management
Jim Harris 0
MDM intersections, Part 1: Data quality

Master data management (MDM) is distinct from other data management disciplines due to its primary focus on giving the enterprise a single view of the master data that represents key business entities, such as parties, products, locations and assets. MDM achieves this by standardizing, matching and consolidating common data elements across traditional and big

Data Management
David Loshin 0
Temporal consistency for master data

Master data management (MDM) provides methods for unifying data about important entities (such as “customer” or “product”) that are managed within independent systems. In most cases, there is some kind of customer data integration requirement for downstream reporting, and analysis for some specific business objective – such as customer profiling for

Data Management
David Loshin 0
Creating the MDM demo

With our recent client engagements in which the organization is implementing one or more master data management (MDM) projects, I have been advocating that a task to design a demonstration application be added to the early part of the project plan. Many early MDM implementers seem to have taken the

Jim Harris 0
A seasonal perspective on a single version of the truth

Yesterday was one of the two times a year that an equinox occurs. From its Latin roots, the term equinox translates as equal night since, on the day of an equinox, daytime and night are of approximately equal duration. This occurs because during an equinox the Sun is aligned with the center of the

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