We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"We use the administrator to create different interfaces. We developed APIs for specific applications like data validation between systems. We have our own product and base it on the Boomi interfaces that generate this type of data validation."
"The most valuable feature of this solution is that it seems to be more of a drag and drop interface."
"It is very easy to deploy and provision a machine."
"What I like about Microsoft, is that it has a huge database with many users."
"Its availability for a secured server is one of its most valuable features. Also its replications - we can manage eight replicas. Their clustering and availability groups are also valuable."
"It has a very good feature called Excel plug-in. You just have to install the plug-in, and then it directly connects to the MDS instance where you can maintain and manage your data and publish it right through Excel. You don't need to go to the front end to make any changes. It has easy integration with SQL Server, and you can use SSIS to do the ETLs. It is a part of the Microsoft stack. It works with most of the Microsoft stuff."
"It's very easy to use."
"One of the main features I have found useful is the integration with Azure active directory."
"Enables non-technical people to directly interact with the BI system."
"The reporting needs to be improved to help get more KPIs in the longterm. Now, the system keeps only three months."
"We have problems in some scenarios where there are messages in the queue and would require some support."
"Most of the Microsoft partners, especially digitally, are separate. Personnel are business people, and they do not have technical expertise, so you end up as a company spending a lot of money training your staff and your engineers."
"They do not offer the SQL Server Management tool via the installation. It is a separate tool I use when I'm trying to configure the mirroring with SQL Server Mirroring. This is not supported and I'm getting some errors on the database mirroring."
"The only drawback is that it does not have the matching, merging, and all true MDM components. For these, you have to use another competent called Data Quality Services (DQS). You need to plug it in and use it along with MDS for true MDM. Both of these are integrated together, but you have to do them separately, whereas, in Profisee, there are a couple of screens where you can configure the matching process, create matching rules, and other things, and everything is in one product, which is not the case with MDS. In order to implement a true MDM, you need MDS, DQS, and SSIS. You have to use MDS to store your golden records, DQS to configure and standardize all your rules and matching percentages, and SSIS to load the data to DQS and MDS. At the same time, you also need Melissa Data to clean up your addresses to validate and standardize the addresses. That's the main component of true MDM. It would be good if they can create a true matching component inside MDS and merge MDS and DQS."
"It would be a better option to have an on-cloud version."
"I do not like using Silverlight and Internet Explorer. The new 2019 version gets rid of that, which is one of the reasons why we are looking to switch."
"There are occasions when the solution maintains SD and we get duplications of MDS."
"We have a monthly subscription, which is $550 per month."
"With Microsoft, we buy everything though an agreement, so we purchase volume licensing every year."
"I would like to see better pricing."
"MDS is a part of the SQL Server enterprise license. I am not aware of any additional costs."
"SAP is more expensive than Microsoft."
"The solution does require a license and we have enterprise licenses."
Boomi MDM provides everything you need to address the three components of a unified data management strategy: application integration, master data management, and domain-specific data quality services.
In the cloud, there’s no hardware or software to manage, upgrades are automatic, and best of all, the Boomi platform allows you to manage your data across your cloud and on-premises applications.
Master Data Services (MDS) is the SQL Server solution for master data management. Master data management (MDM) describes the efforts made by an organization to discover and define non-transactional lists of data, with the goal of compiling maintainable master lists. An MDM project generally includes an evaluation and restructuring of internal business processes along with the implementation of MDM technology. The result of a successful MDM solution is reliable, centralized data that can be analyzed, resulting in better business decisions.
Boomi AtomSphere Master Data Hub is ranked 1st in Cloud Master Data Management (MDM) Solutions with 2 reviews while Microsoft MDS is ranked 2nd in Master Data Management (MDM) Software with 8 reviews. Boomi AtomSphere Master Data Hub is rated 8.0, while Microsoft MDS is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Boomi AtomSphere Master Data Hub writes "Good drag and drop features, integrates well, and they offer good support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft MDS writes "MDS 2016 - Primitive but the price is right". Boomi AtomSphere Master Data Hub is most compared with Informatica MDM, Oracle Product Master Data Management Cloud, Reltio Cloud, Informatica PIM and SAP Master Data Governance, whereas Microsoft MDS is most compared with Informatica MDM, SAP Master Data Governance, Profisee, Reltio Cloud and Pimcore.
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