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Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Administration Cookbook by Satya Shyam K Jayanty

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Installing and configuring a Master Data Services Solution

The administrative control of data is a primary task in any line of business management; as long as the data-flow is intended to meet enterprise level business needs, it serves the purpose. The essence of Master Data Management (MDM) is identified when the data is used for operational and analytical processes; however, those management processes must be able to clearly define the business concepts, identify different ways the data sets represent commonly understood concepts, and integrate the data into a consistent view that is available across the organization.

SQL Server 2008 R2 introduces Master Data Services (MDS), which is designed to provide hierarchies that can be customized to group ...

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