Gartner Research

Master Data Management

Published: 09 July 2012

ID: G00234461

Analyst(s): Marcus Collins


Data management encompasses several interrelated technologies and techniques. It is also closely integrated with domains such as content management and application development. This reference architecture establishes a high-level context for examining the technologies, techniques, and related domains and is focused on data-management concerns; it is not intended to be exhaustive. For example, content and data integration typically entails integrating database management system (DBMS)-based data with content managed in non-DBMS systems.

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  • Master Data Definitions
  • Data-Quality Processes
  • MDM Services Management
  • MDM Utility Services
  • MDM Architectural Styles
    • Simple MDM
    • Local MDM
    • Federated MDM
    • Hub MDM
    • Federated Database MDM
    • Data Services Platform MDM


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