One of the forms of Master Data Management (MDM) is the rising cloud deployment model as touched in the Disruptive MDM List blog post about 8 Forms of Master Data Management.
If we look at the MDM solution vendors, they may in that sense be divided into three kinds:
- Cloud only, which are vendors born in the cloud age and who are delivering their service in the cloud only. Reltio is an example of that kind of MDM vendor.
- Cloud or on-premise, which are vendors that can deliver both in the cloud and on premise, but where it makes most sense that you as a customer chooses the one that fits you the best. An example is Semarchy.
- Cloud and on-premise. Informatica is the example of an MDM vendor that embraces both deployment models (together with other data management disciplines) at the same time (called hybrid) as told in an article by Kristin Nicole of SiliconANGLE. The title goes like this: Balancing act: Informatica straddles on-prem needs with cloud data at Informatica World 2018