Compare IBM InfoSphere MDM vs. Microsoft MDS

IBM InfoSphere MDM is ranked 4th in Master Data Management with 2 reviews while Microsoft MDS is ranked 2nd in Master Data Management with 6 reviews. IBM InfoSphere MDM is rated 8.0, while Microsoft MDS is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of IBM InfoSphere MDM writes "Data management for large organizations that need a critical data management tool". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft MDS writes "MDS 2016 - Bit clunky but it works and the price is right. ". IBM InfoSphere MDM is most compared with Informatica MDM, SAP Master Data Governance and Microsoft MDS, whereas Microsoft MDS is most compared with Informatica MDM, SAP Master Data Governance and Profisee. See our IBM InfoSphere MDM vs. Microsoft MDS report.
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Pros
There are not really many areas of the product that need improvement because the product stays up-to-date with data management needs.The features that are most valuable are the governance, the end-profiling and the ETL which allows you to see the metadata repositories.

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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.What I like about Microsoft, is that it has a huge database with many users.It is very easy to deploy and provision a machine.The most valuable feature is the administration console.Technical support is very good.

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Cons
The product is really only created for large organizations.We also want better cloud integration, so we could do things in the cloud if we needed to. This would be a good feature to add in a future release.

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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.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.In the next version, I would like to see integration with Azure.The solution could be better integrated into Microsoft's other products.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
It may be costly for small organizations but adds value for large organizations with demanding workflows.

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I would like to see better pricing.With Microsoft, we buy everything though an agreement, so we purchase volume licensing every year.The pricing of this solution is good.

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4th
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604
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7.6
Top Comparisons
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Also Known As
InfoSphere MDM, InfoSphere Master Data ManagementMicrosoft Master Data Services, Microsoft MDM, Microsoft SQL Server Master Data Services
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Overview

InfoSphere Master Data Management (MDM) is the most complete, proven and powerful MDM solution with collaborative and operational capabilities. InfoSphere MDM manages master data for single or multiple domains - customers, patients, citizens, suppliers, locations, products, services offerings, accounts and more - for improving application & business process effectiveness

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.

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Sample Customers
L'Oreal S.A., Kingland Systems, Oncor, Farmaceuticos Maypo, Volkswagen Financial ServicesETA a.s., Apeejay Surrendra Group, Blue Star Infotech, Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation, The Sydney Children's Hospitals Network, New Belgium Brewing
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company27%
Comms Service Provider15%
Insurance Company15%
Government14%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company43%
Insurance Company11%
Comms Service Provider8%
Non Profit6%
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