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Microsoft MDS Pros

Sr. Database Developer at Hill Physicians Medical Group
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.
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Senior Software Developer at a manufacturing company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Enables non-technical people to directly interact with the BI system.
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Consulting Practice Partner - Data, Analytics & Artificial Intelligence at Wipro Ltd
It's very easy to use.
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Individual Contributor at a pharma/biotech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
One of the main features I have found useful is the integration with Azure active directory.
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Microsoft MDS Cons

Sr. Database Developer at Hill Physicians Medical Group
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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Senior Software Developer at a manufacturing company with 5,001-10,000 employees
There are occasions when the solution maintains SD and we get duplications of MDS.
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Consulting Practice Partner - Data, Analytics & Artificial Intelligence at Wipro Ltd
It would be a better option to have an on-cloud version.
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Individual Contributor at a pharma/biotech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
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.
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Learn what your peers think about Microsoft MDS. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: January 2022.
564,322 professionals have used our research since 2012.