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Do The Math: Platform Approach Adds Up As The Superior Alternative To Multidomain MDM

A couple of weeks back I posted on the shortcomings of the application approach to multidomain MDM, so this week let’s take a look at the many reasons why the platform approach is the superior alternative for effective multidomain MDM. The primary technological difference between the two approaches is that MDM “applications” typically employ a predefined data model, business logic, and a dedicated graphical user interface (GUI) tied to solving a single business problem, whereas platform-based MDM allow users to create and use flexible data models, configure it to suite any business logic, and provide visibility across any number of business processes via a single user interface. (more…)

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Why The “Upside-Down” Approach Doesn’t Work For Multidomain MDM

OK, where were we… Oh right! Sorry for the interruption in blogging. We’ve all been busy getting acclimated to our new surroundings in Redwood Shores and getting to know our new colleagues in the Informatica family. The process has been really smooth and we’re all excited about continuing to move MDM forward backed by the Informatica brand.

Way back in December I promised a post on the differences between the application approach versus the platform approach for cross-industry, multidomain MDM use cases. So, let’s take up that subject to inaugurate the new Informatica MDM Blog. The impetus for the original blogpost was the claim, made in Gartner’s 2010 predictions for MDM, that the number of companies shopping for multidomain MDM solutions would increase in 2010. It’s a completely understandable prediction, and one that I agree with wholeheartedly. What I take issue with in the Gartner predictions, however, is the contention that no vendor has a comprehensive multidomain MDM technology that handles all different industry use cases and different data domains. (more…)

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