Every year Information Difference publishes a report about the Master Data Management (MDM) Landscape. This year’s report celebrates the 10th year of MDM solutions around. Of course, the MDM industry didn’t start on a certain date 10 years ago, but the use of MDM as a common accepted notation for a branch of IT solutions within data management, and in my eyes as a much needed spinoff of the data quality discipline, was commonly being accepted.
A birthday is a good occasion to look ahead. The Information Difference report takes on some of the trends in the MDM solutions around, being that:
- Most MDM vendors today claims to be multi-domain MDM providers, but certainly they are on different stages coming from different places
- Providing MDM in the cloud is slowly but steadily adapted
- Integrating big data into MDM solutions has, in my words, reached the marketing and R&D departments at the MDM vendors and will someday also reach the professional service and accounting folks there