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.

The Q3 2019 update adds Stibo Systems on the strength of its multi-domain MDM platform and growing, cloud-oriented partnerships, including, most recently, MuleSoft, Tenovos and Tenzing.

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
  • Stibo Systems
  • TIBCO EBX

Frequency of Evaluation

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

Evaluation Services

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