One of the first Master Data Management (MDM) solutions on the market was Kalido.
According to the IT History Society, the ideas behind Kalido started in 1985 and the first software version was around year 2000 deployed at Royal Dutch Shell Group powering dozens of projects and generating tens of millions of dollars of annual cost savings.
When the term MDM emerged in the mid 00’es, Kalido was already a capable MDM solution and the software has over the years been well positioned in analyst market reports.
In 2014 Magnitude Software acquired Kalido and the solution became a component in the Magnitude software offering without the Kalido brand.
However, Kalido is now back as a brand name. In my eyes turning back to the Kalido brand is a smart move as this name is still remembered among MDM practitioners as a pioneer solution in the MDM realm.
Since the take over Magnitude has further developed the solution adding some of the capabilities you will expect from an MDM solution today. This include enhancements to the data matching and master data survivorship functionality, elastic search capabilities and data integration now also utilizing the Magnitude Simba stack. Learn more about the latest version and the future roadmap in the post Welcome to Kalido MDM 11.
The Kalido MDM solution is now a part of a Magnitude data management suite that also covers Data Warehouse Automation and Business Information Modeling. Get more information about the Magnitude data management offering under the Kalido brand on the Magnitude MDM site.