The MDM Landscape is Slowly Changing

This year’s version of the MDM (Master Data Management) Landscape report from Information Difference is out.

The report confirms some trends in MDM offerings also mentioned here on the blog. Some sayings from the Information Difference report are:

  • “The market is starting to dabble in cloud-based implementations…”
  • “There continues to be a demand for MDM offerings to handle reference data….”
  • “ …still very much in their early stages, are support for Big Data…”

Categorizing the vendors into the traditional division of Customer Data Integration (CDI) versus Product Information Management (PIM) support is becoming less relevant as new Multi-Domain offerings are coming out and larger Product Master Data specialists as Hybris and Heiler has been snapped by megavendors. This leaves Stibo as the only remaining large PIM vendor, but Stibo has actually already rebranded themselves as a Multi-Domain player and have been working seriously on that for a couple of years.

MDM 2013You may view the full Information Difference MDM Landscape report here.

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5 thoughts on “The MDM Landscape is Slowly Changing

  1. Charlie Lawhorn 24th July 2013 / 15:58

    Henrik –

    You’re correct that the market is shifting, and that Stibo’s capabilities have shifted as well. And we’re proud to stand our ground and not be acquired by the “stack vendors”. We’ve always focused on our customers, and their success (as shown by our top rankings in the report again this year) – not on an exit strategy.

    We’ve been delivering multi-domain solutions to our customers for the last few years, and we’re primed to successfully show the market that delivering true multi-domain MDM value from a single solution is a reality. The game is on, and we’re ready to play…

  2. Steve Tootill 24th July 2013 / 17:35

    Nice to see good representation of specialists in the MDM Landscape still. It’s interesting to compare it with the Data Quality Landscape from Information Difference and the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Integration Tools out last week. Teradata stick out as the only very large company in the MDM Landscape who aren’t also in the other two surveys.

  3. Henrik Liliendahl Sørensen 25th July 2013 / 09:04

    Thanks for adding in Charlie and Steve.

  4. Dennis Moore 25th July 2013 / 18:33

    Henrik –

    I was very pleased to see Informatica (including Heiler PIM) clearly rated as the highest score for technology among the market leaders, and even more clearly rated as the strongest market participant among the most highly rated products. We are so happy to welcome our new colleagues from Heiler Software AG to the Informatica family, and have already delivered significant integration and synergy between our products. I look forward to an opportunity to share our plans with you sometime soon – let me know if you’re interested.

    As a related matter, our PIM and MDM business is very strong, and we are continually hiring, as well as developing partnerships. I hope that candidates interested in joining the fastest growing PIM and MDM company will reach out to us regarding positions in product development, product management, product marketing, sales, pre-sales consulting, consulting, and customer support. Similarly, we would like to continue to grow our partner community, so I hope that interested partners will reach out to us.

    Informatica is an independent, “pure-play” vendor of Cloud and on-premise software products for enterprise information management. We find that most product data projects (including PIM projects) require data integration with internal systems including front- and back-office systems, business-to-business data interchange with suppliers and/or customers, data cleansing and profiling (data quality) of internally and externally sourced data, and data mastering to keep all systems consistent. Some customers start with the product domain, others with the customer domain, and still others with other domains, but eventually, the domains are all linked together. As a result, an approach including a broader view of data governance and enterprise information management is required for both short-term and long-term success. Most customers have a heterogeneous portfolio of applications and databases, and are looking for an independent provider who can meet all their needs without forcing the customer down a “stack.” Informatica is the leading choice who can meet these requirements, and that is reflected in this review from The Information Difference as well as in our many customer successes.

    Thanks for posting the link!

    – Dennis Moore

    • Henrik Liliendahl Sørensen 25th July 2013 / 21:44

      Thanks for commenting Dennis. It’s good to see that Informatica isn’t just enjoying your various leaderships, but keeps on broadening the platform also with regard to newest developments in the MDM sphere as well as it’s good to see challengers paving new paths.

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