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Dell Boomi Takes Next-Generation Master Data Management to the Cloud

Dell Boomi MDM offers significant realization of next-generation MDM

Dell Software has launched its next-generation Dell Boomi Master Data Management (MDM) that delivers a comprehensive set of features and capabilities in a single cloud-managed solution. This marks a fundamental shift: now mid-sized companies can take advantage of an MDM solution that simplifies data management, data integration and assurance of data quality—at a fraction of the traditional big-vendor cost.

Dell Boomi MDM offers significant realization of next-generation MDM as defined by The Data Warehouse Institute (TDWI) Best Practices Research1, and it is a 100 percent cloud-based offering with multi-domain support, near real-time synchronization, bi-directional data flow and includes web service calls that support enriching and validating data.

“MDM tools based on software as a service (SaaS) and/or clouds are still relatively new,” said Philip Russom, research director for data management, The Data Warehousing Institute (TDWI). “Even so, there is a growing demand for and trust in cloud-based MDM tools and solutions. For example, a TDWI survey run in 2012 showed that 25 percent of organizations are planning to adopt cloud-based MDM within three years. This amounts to a potential growth rate of 20 percent, which is quite healthy given the current economy. So we can expect cloud-based MDM solutions to be in use by more organizations soon.”

Dell Boomi MDM is focused on four core steps:

  • Define – Rapidly model master data entities through a visual experience with no coding necessary; use Dell Boomi Suggest, for crowd-sourced data models that can dynamically improve as the contributor community grows
  • Deploy – Deploy models into the MDM repository and identify which source systems will interact with them
  • Synchronize – Leverage Dell Boomi AtomSphere® to orchestrate data synchronization and design process flows designed to ensure data quality
  • Govern – Govern data as it flows into the MDM system to resolve duplicates, fix data entry issues as well as identify and correct erroneous data

“Given their complexity and cost, most master data management solutions are simply out of reach for midmarket customers,” said Chris McNabb, director of product management, Dell Boomi. “We’re offering these customers an accessible, easy to use cloud-managed MDM solution that provides short time to value to help ensure their success.”

For customers who wish to gain the maximum benefits of MDM, Dell Boomi provides seamless navigation between master data management, data integration and data quality services (DQS) in a single, familiar interface. This consistent look and feel, centralized user and role management and single sign-on brings speed and ease of use to the data management and data integration process. DQS of choice allows customers to implement the solution that best fits their domain vertical.

Additional Information

On March 12, Dell Boomi will host an exclusive live webinar, featuring an introduction to Dell Boomi MDM, and highlight how to assure data integrity across multiple applications and systems, while retaining data security with next-generation MDM. Registration details can be found here.

A Complete End-to-End Information Management Solution

Dell Boomi is a part of Dell Software’s Information Management group. Dell enables organizations to turn data into actionable business insights by delivering an integrated set of vendor-, location- and data-agnostic solutions spanning the modern information management lifecycle, including database management and optimization, application and data integration, master data management, data warehousing, business analytics and discovery. Learn more about Dell’s Information Management software solution by visiting us online.

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