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IBM InfoSphere MDM is #4 ranked solution in top Master Data Management (MDM) Software tools. PeerSpot users give IBM InfoSphere MDM an average rating of 8.0 out of 10. IBM InfoSphere MDM is most commonly compared to Informatica MDM: IBM InfoSphere MDM vs Informatica MDM. IBM InfoSphere MDM is popular among the large enterprise segment, accounting for 72% of users researching this solution on PeerSpot. The top industry researching this solution are professionals from a computer software company, accounting for 28% of all views.
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What is IBM InfoSphere MDM?

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

IBM InfoSphere MDM was previously known as InfoSphere MDM, InfoSphere Master Data Management.

IBM InfoSphere MDM Customers

L'Oreal S.A., Kingland Systems, Oncor, Farmaceuticos Maypo, Volkswagen Financial Services

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SoumikDolui - PeerSpot reviewer
Assistant Consultant at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
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Provides inbuilt data model and good matching engine
Pros and Cons
  • "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."
  • "The tool is difficult to understand from a customer perspective and for developers."

What is our primary use case?

We're using this solution for some pharmaceutical companies. 

The solution is deployed on-prem. Right now, we're using version 11.6

What is most valuable?

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.

What needs improvement?

It's a tough tool for developers. Right now in the market, I think Informatica MDM is number one and is used a lot. 

IBM MDM was developed by some other company and IBM developed it more. There are definitely some flaws. The tool is difficult to understand from a customer perspective and for developers. Generally, customers can understand Informatica MDM and its functionality easily. If a developer is facing issues with IBM MDM, then a customer will definitely not understand most of the functionality. That is the main concern.

IBM is introducing some Next-Gen MDM, where they are using a lot of current technologies and machine learning. Most of the problems we may be facing right now are probably solved in that version.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for nine years.

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What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The stability is good.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

From a scalability perspective for on-premise, all customers have some issues. I think Informatica has cloud capabilities and IBM MDM should be similar. In that case, scalability will not be a problem because that is the cloud functionality. You can do vertical scaling or horizontal scaling.

How are customer service and support?

The technical support isn't good.

How was the initial setup?

Initial setup is a little bit difficult. It took 10-15 minutes, but it depends on your infrastructure setup. We did the deployment ourselves.

There are solution architects, developers, and IT specialists using this solution.

What other advice do I have?

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 interactive with each other. The client is likely to participate more in the development process because they want to understand each and every functionality from the product perspective. Tools like Reltio or Informatica MDM are easier for customers to understand. The product needs to be more interactive and it should be understandable for a layman also.

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Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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