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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 […]

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 […]

Beyond MDM: For Informatica Two’s Company, Three’s a Cloud

Previously I blogged about “Why Informatica–Siperian beats IBM–Initiate Systems, especially if you are an MDM buyer today” . Watching the numerous accolades coming from the #INFAanalyst tweetstream last week has shed further light on Informatica’s overall data management strategy and their commitment to the cloud. So while many have been focused on the two company […]

My MDM Acquisition Verdict: Why Informatica – Siperian beats IBM – Initiate Systems, especially if you are an MDM buyer today

First of all, congrats to Initiate Systems management and their employees, an excellent result for you and I wish you all the best. Also for those ex-DWL employees who ended up at Initiate, nice going! Nothing like getting two buyout checks from IBM in a 5 year span.

Ok let’s get down to brass tacks. […]

Post Siperian Informatica Acquisition Opportunity – Great People Available

With the dust settling on yesterdays announcement of the Informatica-Siperian (disclosure, my former company) acquisition I would be remiss in not pointing out the human side of the equation of such mergers. That is the people who through no fault of their own are now looking for new jobs.

Of course the process generally follows […]

MDM Vendor Landscape: Past, Present and Future

One of the most valuable elements of a MDM Platform is its ability to make associations and relationships once the data is matched and/or consolidated into a single hub. Often visualization of these relationships are a very sexy and practical demonstration of the possibilities once information is uncovered across contributing sources.

I blogged about how […]

Informatica + Siperian Acquisition = Premier MDM Platform

As expected, Informatica has announced that it has acquired Siperian (disclosure, my former company) for $130M (see full press release below). If predictions are correct, this will be a relative “bargain” when compared with the upcoming IBM and Initiate Systems tie up which is expected to be 4 to 5x Initiate’s $90M annual revenues. If […]