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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's pretty high for us. It's more on the higher side, like low to middle high."
  • "It is expensive. That's probably the biggest drawback. The business has heartache paying the license, but that's mainly because they don't realize what value it brings. The key thing about the MDM solution is that it is in the backend, and no one sees what it is actually doing. You don't know it is a problem until it is not there."
  • "Informatica MDM's pricetag should come down. They have to cut some costs."
  • "There is no doubt that it is very expensive, but the brand value comes at a cost. Other MDM solutions in the market that haven't proven themselves like Informatica are also pretty expensive. We need to understand that MDM itself is very expensive to implement. So, Informatica is also pretty expensive. I would rate it a two out of five for being pretty expensive."
  • "It's offers value for money. They're more competitive with respect to pricing and offerings."
  • "Informatica MDM recently changed its pricing model. It's usage-based but I don't have much insight into the current pricing."
  • "Informatica MDM's price could be lower."
  • "I rate the licensing cost of Informatica MDM a five out of ten."
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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 (

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    Top Answer:Informatica Cloud MDM is built on a completely redesigned platform, comparing to the older Informatica MDM platform. Currently, cloud MDM offering includes a few business solutions like Reference 360… more »
    Top Answer:Informatica MDM's most valuable feature is the interconnection between multiple Master Data domains.
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    Informatica MDM solution delivers the market-leading foundation on which to build that trusted 360-degree view. Companies around the globe rely on Informatica MDM to give business users easy access to the data that drives their strategic decisions about cutting costs, increasing revenues, improving operations, reducing risk, and capitalizing on opportunities. As the industry’s only true end-to-end MDM solution, it incorporates data integration, data quality, data governance, business process management, and master data management on a single vendor-agnostic platform to ensure faster time-to-value.

    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
    UPMC, Citrix
    iMiDiA, Slalom, MeritDirect, Cognizant
    Top Industries
    Financial Services Firm17%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Healthcare Company11%
    Energy/Utilities Company11%
    Computer Software Company27%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Energy/Utilities Company8%
    Computer Software Company29%
    Comms Service Provider7%
    Energy/Utilities Company7%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    Company Size
    Small Business13%
    Midsize Enterprise3%
    Large Enterprise84%
    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise74%
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise7%
    Large Enterprise76%
    Buyer's Guide
    Cloud Master Data Management (MDM) Solutions
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Informatica, TIBCO, Stibo Systems and others in Cloud Master Data Management (MDM) Solutions. Updated: July 2022.
    620,600 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Informatica MDM is ranked 1st in Cloud Master Data Management (MDM) Solutions with 16 reviews while Reltio Cloud is ranked 8th in Cloud Master Data Management (MDM) Solutions. Informatica MDM is rated 8.0, while Reltio Cloud is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of Informatica MDM writes "A mature product that comes with a handy Provisioning tool and can be used for data deduplication purposes in any industry". On the other hand, Informatica MDM is most compared with SAP Master Data Governance, TIBCO EBX, Microsoft MDS, Stibo STEP MDM and Semarchy xDM, whereas Reltio Cloud is most compared with Profisee, SAP Master Data Governance, TIBCO EBX, Semarchy xDM and Microsoft MDS.

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