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Master Data Management by David Loshin

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Chapter 9. MDM Paradigms and Architectures

9.1. Introduction

The value of master data lies in the ability for multiple business applications to access a trusted data asset that can serve up the unique representation of any critical entity relevant within the organization. However, while we have focused on the concepts of a virtual means for managing that unique representation (the “what” of MDM), we have been relatively careful so far in asserting an architectural framework for implementing both the logical and the physical structure for managing master data (the “how” of MDM). This caution is driven by the challenges of not just designing and building the master data environment and its service layers, but also of corralling support from all potential ...

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