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We performed a comparison between IBM InfoSphere MDM and Reltio Cloud based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

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Question: Reltio: Question about Master Data Management Capabilities
Answer: Riversand technology is leader in the MDM space and makes a product called MDMcenter. Gartner and Forrester put these guys in a leader and visionary quadrant topping Informatica, oracle, and sap. They have a product used by many fortune 1000s and multinational companies. I have rolled out MDM solutions for a bunch of customers using different platforms and Riversand's is the best. They have cloud based and on premise solutions. It can scale from small projects to biggest implementations of the planet, different geographies/locations, langauges and near infinite entities. Their licensing can vary based on required modules; but they offer Matching, Deduplication, Searching, Workflow, Modeling, Analytics, Integration, Domain / cross-domain, Governance tools to change / commit / rollback. The applications modeling and framework is flexible so it can handle any domain, product, retail, manufacturing, customer, vendor, finance, investment vehicles, jewelry, oil and gas, person, auto, high tech, oil gas, fast food, grocery, etc. Hands down this is best product in its class. It's top shelf. Given the choice and having used other products, I'd choice Riversand over the other competing products. If you didn't check them out yet, you definitely should.
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it_user529854 - PeerSpot reviewerit_user529854 (CEO at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees)

I cannot offer insight into the licensing policy of each vendor as they are very varied and indeed can change deal to deal. Oracle for instance might give you limited database license if you use it specifically for MDM - but will audit you and bill you for full use even if you add one custom table! What it also means is that if are going with the big ones - you can negotiate!!

I can, however, help you with key MDM requirements as defined by Gartner.

-Loading/synchronization/business services/integration (which is basically ETL) - but it gives you the ability to implement in different styles - centralized, registry, co-existence, consolidation
-Information quality, semantic consistency : this is for DQ capability and survivorship
-data modeling - strength based on metadata management, policy enforcement, dating and versioning
-Stewardship support (such as 360 degree view, where used, decay analysis, ownership)
-Governance (a combination of a lot of the above really)
-multiple use cases (Operational and analytical) - here you can use ERP/PLM/CRM as operational examples and APS and DWH as analytical use cases.
- multi domain (product, customer, supplier, account, HR, location, person) - Tricky, as many vendors including Oracle claim to be multi domain - but they do not use a single framework to manage multiple domains - that is really not multi domain because the CDO's office still needs to manage multiple frameworks and the cost of ownership is very high.
- data quality dashboards
- Task management (Advanced)
- multi device support

If you are interested, you can also check us out at : for cheaper alternatives if you are an Oracle eBusiness Suite user. You can also peruse our following whitepapaers: (gives you an insight on why we have eliminated ETL and modeling from MDM) (Talks about an emerging part of MDM called ADM - application data management. We argue why MDM is worthless, if it is not built to make applications that consume master data such as ERP, CRM etc cannot use it instantaneously)

it_user348246 - PeerSpot reviewerit_user348246 (Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees)

If you buy InfoSphere MDM Domain Hub Standard Edition you can use following products:
IBM Process Server Standard v8.5.6
IBM Process Server Standard for Non-production Environment v8.5.6
IBM Process Center Standard v8.5.6
IBM Process Designer v8.5.6
IBM Content Integrator v8.6
IBM DB2 Enterprise Server Edition v10.5
IBM Cognos Business Intelligence V10.2.2.0
IBM InfoSphere Information Server Enterprise v11.5
IBM Integration Bus Healthcare Pack v3.0.0.0
IBM Integration Bus Express Edition v9.0.0.3
IBM Watson Explorer v10.0
IBM Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software v9.5
IBM WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment v8.5.5
IBM WebSphere Application Server Base v8.5.5
IBM WebSphere MQ v8.0
IBM WebSphere Portal Server v8.5
IBM Installation Manager & IBM Packaging Utility for Rational Software Development Platform v1.8
IBM Security Directory Server v6.4.0.0

For IBM InfoSphere Master Data Management Enterprise Edition you can use also:
IBM InfoSphere Big Match for Hadoop v11.5

InfoSphere Information Server contains both DataStage (ETL engine) and QualityStage (DQ components which are fully integrated with ETL).

You could always check which products are provided in license on Software License Portal (

Questions from the Community
Top Answer:The advantage is that the matching engine is very good, so that's why customers generally prefer it. From the inbuilt data model perspective, IBM MDM is good.
Top Answer:We're using this solution for some pharmaceutical companies. The solution is deployed on-prem. Right now, we're using version 11.6
Top Answer:I would rate this solution 8 out of 10. Customers are using agile mode for software development. Agile mode allows vendors, customers, and all the stakeholders to be in the same platform and… more »
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InfoSphere MDM, InfoSphere Master Data Management
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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

Reltio Cloud goes beyond MDM by providing a transformational modern data management Platform as a Service (PaaS) that:

  • Supports both structured and unstructured data at any volume and scale.
  • Blends and relates multi-domain master data, reference data, transaction, interaction and social data into a single unified view .
  • Provides Data as a Service (DaaS) so you can access third party provider data sets through a single click.
  • Has granular data change tracking history down to attribute point-in-time level comparison for audit and compliance.
  • Handles complex connections, hierarchies and relationships between multiple domains using graph technology.
  • Forms a foundation to instantly deploy easy-to-use enterprise data-driven applications to front line business users.
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Sample Customers
L'Oreal S.A., Kingland Systems, Oncor, Farmaceuticos Maypo, Volkswagen Financial Services
iMiDiA, Slalom, MeritDirect, Cognizant
Top Industries
Financial Services Firm21%
Computer Software Company20%
Comms Service Provider7%
Insurance Company6%
Computer Software Company21%
Insurance Company8%
Financial Services Firm8%
Healthcare Company7%
Company Size
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise80%
Small Business17%
Midsize Enterprise12%
Large Enterprise72%
Small Business19%
Midsize Enterprise6%
Large Enterprise75%
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IBM InfoSphere MDM is ranked 5th in Master Data Management (MDM) Software with 1 review while Reltio Cloud is ranked 9th in Cloud Master Data Management (MDM) Solutions. IBM InfoSphere MDM is rated 8.0, while Reltio Cloud is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of IBM InfoSphere MDM writes "Provides inbuilt data model and good matching engine". On the other hand, IBM InfoSphere MDM is most compared with Informatica MDM, SAP Master Data Governance, IBM Master Data Management on Cloud, Microsoft MDS and Stibo STEP MDM, whereas Reltio Cloud is most compared with Informatica MDM, Profisee, SAP Master Data Governance, Semarchy xDM and Stibo STEP MDM.

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