Microsoft MDS Overview

Microsoft MDS is the #3 ranked solution in our list of top Master Data Management tools. It is most often compared to Informatica MDM: Microsoft MDS vs Informatica MDM

What is Microsoft MDS?

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.

Microsoft MDS is also known as Microsoft Master Data Services, Microsoft MDM, Microsoft SQL Server Master Data Services.

Microsoft MDS Buyer's Guide

Download the Microsoft MDS Buyer's Guide including reviews and more. Updated: February 2021

Microsoft MDS Customers

ETA a.s., Apeejay Surrendra Group, Blue Star Infotech, Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation, The Sydney Children's Hospitals Network, New Belgium Brewing

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Microsoft MDS Archived Reviews (More than two years old)

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it_user308529
Chief Data Officer at a tech company with 11-50 employees
Vendor
Nov 1, 2017
Provides a secure way to manage master data. The business rules definition interface could be improved.

What other advice do I have?

MDS can be setup and used very quickly to establish if it can bring value to your organization. Don't hesitate based on the perception that MDM software is complex to implement.
it_user271527
Enterprise Architect - Information Management at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
Vendor
Jul 16, 2015
It was easy to deploy and configure in the cloud and to integrate with other Microsoft tools, but we've yet to see whether it will scale for millions of records.

What is most valuable?

Its data quality, as well as integration with other Microsoft tools.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

No issues encountered.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

No issues encountered.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I have only used it for a small scale prototype, but I am looking to scale it for millions of records in the near future.

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service: It's good. Technical Support: It's good.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We're using multiple solutions, and haven't actually switched it yet.

How was the initial setup?

We used Azure Cloud service to set it up, and it was very easy to setup and configure.…