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IBM MDM Solutions: Product Overview and Insight

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Bottom Line

Enterprises that use other IBM software products and services, particularly its InfoSphere line of data management solutions, should investigate its portfolio of master data management (MDM) tools. The integration should be seamless.

In addition to the flagship version for large enterprises, the company also has an express version for SMBs and other tools designed for product information or reference data. The products are particularly well-suited for hybrid cloud environments.

Additionally, since IBM offers a full suite of different MDM products, this core choice can be enhanced with additional products that should integrate seamlessly.

Company Description

Headquartered in Armonk, New York, has been in business for 107 years. It sells cloud computing, enterprise software, data center infrastructure, consulting services and other technology-related products and services.

Traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol IBM, the company is a component of both the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500. In 2017, it reported revenue of $79.139 billion. It was number 34 on the most recent Fortune 500 list.

Product Description

IBM offers several different master data management products. The flagship is InfoSphere Master Data Management, which is a complete, end-to-end MDM solution that provides a single, trusted view of all enterprise data on premises or in the cloud.

Other tools include InfoSphere Master Data Management Collaborative Edition, which focuses on product information management (PIM), Master Data Management Express, which promises faster deployment and integrated machine learning capabilities; Master Data Management on Cloud, which can run on IBM Cloud or a hybrid cloud; and InfoSphere Master Data Management Reference Data Management Hub, which extends the capabilities of the regular version of InfoSphere Master Data Management with hub and stewardship capabilities.

Key Features

  • 360-degree view of data
  • Cloud support
  • Multi-domain capabilities
  • Supports registry or virtual MDM implementations
  • Policy management
  • Analytics
  • FlexPoint licensing

Editions Available

  • InfoSphere Master Data Management
  • InfoSphere Master Data Management Collaborative Edition
  • Master Data Management Express
  • Master Data Management on Cloud
  • InfoSphere Master Data Management Reference Data Management Hub

Integrations

Integrates with Hadoop and other IBM products.

AI Capabilities

Machine learning is incorporated into IBM Master Data Management Express.

Delivery

Cloud, hybrid cloud or on-premises.

Security

Role-based authentication, TrustedClientMode

Target Market

MDM Express is for SMBs. Other products are designed for large enterprises.

Customers

MDM customers include Zions Bancorporation, London Borough of Camden and the Government of Odisha.

Pricing and How to Buy

Pricing for most products available on request. MDM Express starts at $1,000 per month. MDM on Cloud starts at $31,000 per month. Free trials are available for some of the MDM products. Financing is available.

IBM MDM Solutions Features Chart

IBM MDM Solutions

Editions Available

·   InfoSphere Master Data Management

·   InfoSphere Master Data Management Collaborative Edition

·   Master Data Management Express

·   Master Data Management on Cloud

·   InfoSphere Master Data Management Reference Data Management Hub

Key Features

·   360-degree view of data

·   Cloud support

·   Multi-domain capabilities

·   Supports registry or virtual MDM implementations

·   Policy management

·   Analytics

·   FlexPoint licensing

Integrations

Integrates with Hadoop and other IBM products

Delivery

Cloud, hybrid cloud or on-premises

Target Market

MDM Express is for SMBs. Other products are designed for large enterprises

Price

MDM Express starts at $1,000 per month. MDM on Cloud starts at $31,000 per month. Pricing for other products available on request.

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