Master Data Management

Master Data Management

1st Edition - September 16, 2008

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  • Author: David Loshin
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080921211
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780123742254

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The key to a successful MDM initiative isn’t technology or methods, it’s people: the stakeholders in the organization and their complex ownership of the data that the initiative will affect.Master Data Management equips you with a deeply practical, business-focused way of thinking about MDM—an understanding that will greatly enhance your ability to communicate with stakeholders and win their support. Moreover, it will help you deserve their support: you’ll master all the details involved in planning and executing an MDM project that leads to measurable improvements in business productivity and effectiveness.

Key Features

* Presents a comprehensive roadmap that you can adapt to any MDM project.
* Emphasizes the critical goal of maintaining and improving data quality.
* Provides guidelines for determining which data to “master.”
* Examines special issues relating to master data metadata.
* Considers a range of MDM architectural styles.
* Covers the synchronization of master data across the application infrastructure.


Data/Information analysts, information and enterprise architects, and data warehouse and systems engineers, and their managers, mostly in Information Technology, plus consultants who do this work for new projects or mergers.

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1) Introduction: Master Data and Master Data Management
    Chapter 2) Business Process Models, Stakeholders, and Participant Coordination
    Chapter 3) MDM Maturity and the Implementation Roadmap
    Chapter 4) Enterprise Data Governance
    Chapter 5) The Value of Data Quality
    Chapter 6) Data Standards and Metadata Management
    Chapter 7) Identifying Master Data
    Chapter 8) Data Modeling Issues for MDM
    Chapter 9) MDM Paradigms and Architectures
    Chapter 10) Data Consolidation and Integration
    Chapter 11) Master Data Synchronization –
    Chapter 12) The Functional Application Services Layer
    Chapter 13) Management Guidelines and Summary

Product details

  • No. of pages: 304
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Morgan Kaufmann 2008
  • Published: September 16, 2008
  • Imprint: Morgan Kaufmann
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080921211
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780123742254

About the Author

David Loshin

David Loshin
David Loshin is President of Knowledge Integrity, Inc., a company specializing in data management consulting. The author of numerous books on performance computing and data management, including “Master Data Management" (2008) and “Business Intelligence – The Savvy Manager’s Guide" (2003), and creator of courses and tutorials on all facets of data management best practices, David is often looked to for thought leadership in the information management industry.

Affiliations and Expertise

President, Knowledge Integrity Incorporated, Silver Spring, MD, USA

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