Master Data Management (MDM)

Enhance your MDM with a knowledge graph

Get a handle on your externally sourced, highly heterogeneous, machine-generated, and unstructured data

What is MDM?

Master data is the most highly governed set of data within an organization, touted for serving as a “single source of truth.” Master data is matched and merged in order to resolve any discrepancies between various data sources. This increases the accuracy and reporting ease of this high-value data. While MDM is still an integral part of overall data strategy, it isn’t a silver bullet for every use case. Specifically, it can be impossible or prohibitively expensive to master externally sourced, highly heterogeneous, machine-generated, or unstructured data.

How can an Enterprise Knowledge Graph platform enhance existing MDM practices?

With a data landscape that is increasingly hybrid, varied, and changing, it’s increasingly common to augment MDM strategies with tools that can easily represent multiple versions of the truth — situational knowledge.

The Enterprise Knowledge Graph platform is a different approach to data management that allows teams to connect existing data regardless of its location or structure. Its ability to sustain multiple versions of the truth makes it ideal for conditional business processes and instances where global teams need different views on the same data. With this, combining MDM and an Enterprise Knowledge Graph is becoming a more prevalent trend in Enterprise Architecture.

What use cases can EKG support alongside MDM?

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