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Master Data Management by David Loshin

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Chapter 11. Master Data Synchronization

11.1. Introduction

What is the qualitative difference between the traditional manner that data quality tools are used for data cleansing and the way they are used for master data management? To a large degree, the approaches are the same when it comes to the mechanics of parsing, standardization, corrections, and consolidation and merging. But whereas static data cleansing focuses on one data set at a time in isolation, the same techniques used for master data do so in an active environment with dependent applications demanding access to that core data asset, even as it is being assessed and reviewed for improvement.
In other words, the answer is related to the way that business application owners have specified ...

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