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Enterprise Master Data Management: An SOA Approach to Managing Core Information by Dan Wolfson, Martin Oberhofer, Eberhard Hechler, Paul van Run, Ivan Milman, Allen Dreibelbis

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Chapter 2. MDM as an SOA Enabler

In this chapter, we discuss the relationship between Master Data Management (MDM) and a Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA). We demonstrate how MDM and SOA complement each other to achieve the business and IT goals related to managing master data. Furthermore, we explain why we view MDM as an enabler for any SOA-style solution. This chapter is targeted at Enterprise Architects, Solution Architects, Lead Architects, and Chief Technology Officers.

You will waste your investment in SOA unless you have enterprise information that SOA can exploit . . . .

—Gartner Group, 2005[1]

2.1. Overview

Service-Oriented Architectures are about supporting flexibility and reusability in the enterprise through careful design and ...

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