Virtual and Physical MDM in the same box, best of both worlds!

With the introduction of IBM Master Data Management v11, IBM has created a new implementation style combining the strengths of both MDM Physical and Virtual editions. While MDM Physical is more suited to the “centralized” MDM style (system of record), and MDM Virtual is aligned with the “registry” MDM style
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Common Sense is very uncommon

“Effort is important, but knowing where to make an effort makes all the difference!” A few days ago, at the end of a very intense release, one of our long term clients asked what is the secret behind our team’s high quality testing effort, despite the very aggressive timelines and
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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

Top Reasons an MDM Implementation Fails

I often become involved in an organization’s MDM program when they’ve reached out to InfoTrellis for help with cleaning up after a failed project or initiating attempt number X at achieving what, to some, is a real struggle. There can be a lot of reasons for a Master Data Management

Using External Data in MDM Systems

Let me start by saying that this is not an article about big data.  While the source of big data is external to your organization, it is a topic of its own.  Many of the concepts and approaches discussed will definitely apply to your big data initiatives, but that won’t

What is a Product?

Product Information Management (PIM) is a vast subject area. Not only does each industry vertical have its own way of defining a product, within a particular vertical each company may choose to represent their product information differently to satisfy their particular business needs. Having said that, there are indeed standard

8 Must-Follow Master Data Management (MDM) People on Twitter

There are lots of excellent lists out there for who to follow on the subjects of customer experience, Big Data, and social media technology – but what about Master Data Management? Finding a bit of a dearth of resources for MDM Twitter influencers, I decided to put together a little

Answering Key Questions about IBM’s MDM Version 11 Upgrade

What big changes does this upgrade bring? IBM brought together Initiate Master Data Service (MDS), InfoSphere MDM Server (MDM) and InfoSphere MDM Server for PIM into a single market offering as InfoSphere MDM v10.  The market offering contained four editions: standard, advanced, collaboration and enterprise. In InfoSphere MDM v11, IBM
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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

What Master Data Management Teaches Social Media Marketing

Everybody, it seems, is getting onto the social media bandwagon. You can’t get far into any discussion about information management or marketing without it coming up, and it’s fascinating to see the emerging best practices and strategies behind social media products and consulting groups. Here are five lessons from over