About This Constellation ShortList™

Master data management (MDM) is both a technology and methodology for linking, centralizing and maintaining enterprise data to a singular point of reference. MDM programs typically include a methodology to support data governance and ensure data quality across the enterprise. This requires a common definition of terms and entities across an organization and a consistent data quality approach for classifying, transforming, augmenting, mastering, securing, delivering and refreshing enterprise data.

MDM in the past addressed entities such as customer, product, supplier and other specific domains. Today, most MDM systems can handle multi-domain models across multi-cloud architectures.

Since the Q3 2018 publication of this list, Orchestra Networks, one of the vendors on the list, was acquired by TIBCO. Constellation is monitoring the progress of the post-merger integration and will assess TIBCO’s commitment to Orchestra Networks’ product roadmap and service to its customers.

Threshold Criteria

Constellation considers the following criteria for these solutions:

  • Information integration
  • Data quality
  • Data governance
  • Multi-domain (i.e., customer, product, supplier, reference data, sites, location)
  • Multiple deployment models: on-premises, in the cloud, hybrid or multi-cloud
  • Industry-specific templates and accelerators
  • Self-service business rules
  • Support for data privacy rules and regulations
  • Customer references

The Constellation ShortList

Constellation evaluates over 15 solutions categorized in this market. This Constellation ShortList is determined by client inquiries, partner conversations, customer references, vendor selection projects, market share and internal research.

  • IBM
  • Informatica
  • Oracle CDM Cloud and Product MDM Cloud
  • Reltio
  • Riversand
  • TIBCO/Orchestra Networks

Frequency of Evaluation

Each Constellation ShortList evaluation will be updated every 180 days as needed.

Evaluation Services

Constellation clients may work with the analyst and research team to conduct a more thorough discussion of this ShortList. Constellation can also provide guidance in vendor selection and contract negotiation.

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