vrijdag 8 oktober 2010

MDM seminar with Informatica

7 october i joined a session about Master Data Management at Informatica. This area of datamanagement is interesting because I think that it will continue emerge and businesses enabling their datagovernance more and more. So what is Master Data Management all about, according to Phlip Howard from Bloor Research? Well, Master data management is one of the pilars of good data governance. Below there is a diagram about the 5 layers beneath Data Governance. 

What is datagovernance? Wikipedia: Data governance is a set of processes that ensures that important data assets are formally managed throughout the enterprise. Data governance ensures that data can be trusted and that people can be made accountable for any adverse event that happens because of low data quality


At first you need to setup a good data architecture. When this is in place you need to develop Meta Data Management, Master Data Management, Data Quality and Data Security. When all of these layers are one and organized then you can set up a governance program.

Ravi Shankar, Senior Director Product Marketing from Informatica,  showed the MDM approach from Informatica and he pointed out that DataStewards are very important because they are the link between business and IT. They can manage and monitor dataquality. One thing i noticed is that the business case for MDM seems cross sell and up sell. These are main drivers for MDM and this is logical because large players in the market do have silod systems run by their division. Each of the division has their own systems. So MDM could lead to an integration of the division and that will influence cross sell and up sell. I am wondering what the driver would be in public health sector? Better management information, better decisions, no more duplicate patients, better research capabilities, better invoicing to insurancecompanies?

Ahmed Quadri, Senior Director MDM initiatives showed the different products according to the MDM cycle discover, model, cleanse, recognize, resolve, relate, govern and deliver. Ravi Shankar showed some client cases afterwards.

After the seminar I was invited for a lunch and I had a change to exchange some thoughts with Ravi Shankar and I asked him when do you choose the registry, repository or the hub approach. Well, he mentioned one example and that was a public health hospital in America and he said that for privacy- and security reasons a registry implementation would be the best solution.


1 opmerking:

  1. Have the same opinion, nicely summarized. The findings emphasize important factors organizations should to consider and strengthen the point that smart business rudiments never revolutionize.