IBM MDM BatchProcessor – Tips for better throughput

MDM BatchProcessor is a multi-threaded J2SE client application used in most of the MDM implementations to load large volumes of enterprise data into MDM during initial and delta loads. Oftentimes, processing large volumes of data might cause performance issues during the Batch Processing stage thus bringing down the TPS (Transactions

Managing MDM Projects II – Development, Testing and Deployment

Calvin: “You can’t just turn on creativity like a faucet. You have to be in the right mood.” Hobbes: “What mood is that?” Calvin: “Last-minute panic.” Okay, apologies for an unscheduled delay on the follow up post. Let’s get back to discussing how we manage our MDM Projects. In my

Deterministic Matching versus Probabilistic Matching

Deterministic Matching versus Probabilistic Matching Which is better, Deterministic Matching or Probabilistic Matching? I am not promising to give you an answer.  But through this article, I would like to share some of my hands-on experiences that may give some insights to help you make an informed decision in regards

Examining The Corporate MDM Dashboard: What, Why, How and When

Master Data Management (MDM) is no longer a “fast follower” initiative but is now a generally accepted part of any information management program.  Many enterprises have well established MDM programs and many more are at the beginning stages of implementation.  In order to be successful with MDM you need continuous

Specialists, Scrutiny and SI Selection: 8 Questions to Ask When Implementing MDM (Part 2)

This is the second half of an article that I’ve divided up into two subsections: four questions you should be asking yourself and four that you should be asking a potential SI. For the full introduction and the four questions you should be asking yourself as you go through the
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Specialists, Scrutiny and SI Selection: 8 Questions to Ask When Implementing MDM (Part 1)

I’d like to start right off the bat by making it clear I’m writing from a somewhat biased perspective: as the CTO and one of the co-founders of a company operating within the MDM system integration sphere, my feelings on what makes for a strong partnership between an organization and