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"Enables non-technical people to directly interact with the BI system.""It has a very good feature called Excel plug-in. You just have to install the plug-in, and then it directly connects to the MDS instance where you can maintain and manage your data and publish it right through Excel. You don't need to go to the front end to make any changes. It has easy integration with SQL Server, and you can use SSIS to do the ETLs. It is a part of the Microsoft stack. It works with most of the Microsoft stuff.""One of the main features I have found useful is the integration with Azure active directory.""It's very easy to use."

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"The most valuable features are the stewardship and the data prep."

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"I do not like using Silverlight and Internet Explorer. The new 2019 version gets rid of that, which is one of the reasons why we are looking to switch.""There are occasions when the solution maintains SD and we get duplications of MDS.""It would be a better option to have an on-cloud version.""The only drawback is that it does not have the matching, merging, and all true MDM components. For these, you have to use another competent called Data Quality Services (DQS). You need to plug it in and use it along with MDS for true MDM. Both of these are integrated together, but you have to do them separately, whereas, in Profisee, there are a couple of screens where you can configure the matching process, create matching rules, and other things, and everything is in one product, which is not the case with MDS. In order to implement a true MDM, you need MDS, DQS, and SSIS. You have to use MDS to store your golden records, DQS to configure and standardize all your rules and matching percentages, and SSIS to load the data to DQS and MDS. At the same time, you also need Melissa Data to clean up your addresses to validate and standardize the addresses. That's the main component of true MDM. It would be good if they can create a true matching component inside MDS and merge MDS and DQS."

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"Creating a model and deploying it is a little bit tricky in Talend, compared to other tools."

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  • "MDS is a part of the SQL Server enterprise license. I am not aware of any additional costs."
  • "SAP is more expensive than Microsoft."
  • "The solution does require a license and we have enterprise licenses."
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  • "The licensing fees vary depending on the products that you purchase."
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    The version that I work with is on-premises and it required an additional virtual machine on the cloud. It would be a better option to have an on-cloud version.
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    Also Known As
    Microsoft Master Data Services, Microsoft MDM, Microsoft SQL Server Master Data Services, MS MDS
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    Overview

    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.

    With Talend Open Studio for MDM, you can download a fully-functional MDM solution today and use it for free, for as long as you want. Available under a GPL open source license, Talend Open Studio for MDM delivers the key data integration, data quality, and data governance functionality that you need to get started with MDM in your company.

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    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 is ranked 2nd in Master Data Management (MDM) Software with 5 reviews while Talend Open Studio for MDM is ranked 12th in Master Data Management (MDM) Software with 1 review. Microsoft MDS is rated 7.6, while Talend Open Studio for MDM is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of Microsoft MDS writes "MDS 2016 - Primitive but the price is right". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Talend Open Studio for MDM writes "Good stewardship and data prep capabilities with responsive technical support, but the deployment can be tricky". Microsoft MDS is most compared with Informatica MDM, SAP Master Data Governance, Profisee, Boomi AtomSphere Master Data Hub and Stibo Systems Product Master Data Management, whereas Talend Open Studio for MDM is most compared with Talend MDM Platform, TIBCO EBX, Informatica MDM and Stibo STEP MDM.

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