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Gartner MDM Reports: Leaders are Not Always the Best Choice

It was great to read the annual Gartner MDM Magic Quadrant reports for customer data solutions and product data. As usual Research Directors at Gartner Bill O’Kane, Saul Judah, Andrew White, and their teams have done an excellent job assessing all the players and providing insight into the options available.

As is customary, the report […]

Big Data and MDM Revisited

Last year I presented at the MDM Summit in San Francisco and wrote a blog post titled Big Data and MDM – Where Quantity Meets Quality. At the time, there was a fair amount of curiosity around how the massive data volumes being generated from social media sales and marketing channels would impact more “traditional” […]

Big Data and MDM – Where Quantity meets Quality

I presented a workshop at the MDM & Data Governance Summit in San Francisco this week on the topic of Big Data and Master Data Management (MDM). It was a particularly interesting topic for me because I have spent the last 8 years working as VP Product Marketing at Siperian (A leading MDM provider acquired […]

There is Nothing more Compelling than the Voice of the Customer

It does not matter what you sell, nothing markets better than the endorsement of your customer or buyer.

Flattery and recommendations do not come easily, they have to be earned through excellent product, customer service and ultimately personal relationships.

During my time at Siperian I focused on building our brand around our customers, leading them […]

Mastering Big Data Management

You are seeing tweets daily, check that, there seems to be an article or post practically every hour. Big Data is an enormous topic of conversation. From Apache (Hadoop) to Zetabyte forecasts, everyone is telling you to be prepared. Big Data is being analyzed, retained and managed for greater business insights and competitive agility.

With […]

Zzzzzz An MDM acquisition by Oracle? Wake me up when it gets interesting again.

Apparently Oracle decided that it was time to add to their (previously non-existent) capabilities in customer data quality by buying up Datanomic for an as yet undisclosed sum. Credit the folks at 451 Group who pointed out over a year ago after the Silver Creek (product data quality) purchase by Oracle that Datanomic seemed the […]

Software AG Acquires Data Foundations Snubs Previous OEM Partner Orchestra Networks

In a somewhat surprising move, Software AG announced that they have acquired MDM vendor Data Foundations. I say surprising because they had, according to the Gartner 2009 MDM report by John Radcliffe, owned the worldwide rights to OEM the Orchestra Networks EBX platform, which they marketed as Web Methods MDM. This relationship established approximately Dec […]

EMC buys Greenplum – But how reliable are analytics without MDM?

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The hot news in the “Big Data” world this afternoon is the acquisition of Greenplum by EMC. Greenplum has been one of the major high performance analytics players focusing on “Big Data” (see my analysis of Greenplum’s Enterprise Data […]

MDM M&A Candidates – Who’s Who of Who’s Left (Win a Flip Ultra HD)

Thanks everyone again for the enthusiastic response to my Tibco-Netrics post. Given the feedback and number of readers to the article it’s like Rachel says in the sitcom Friends:

“And hey, just so you know — it’s NOT that common, it DOESN’T happen to every guy, and it IS a big deal!”

While […]

Tibco buys Netrics – MDM M&A Exhaustion or Ho Hum Deal?

Firstly, allow me to extend my usual congratulations to the startup being acquired. To the Netrics team, hopefully it was a good exit for you and I wish you all the best at Tibco.

My apologies to those who emailed me wondering why I had no commentary on the day of the Tibco-Netrics announcement. My […]