Found a treasure trove of easy to understand information on what a MDM hub is, how you create it and manage it over at Roger Wolter’s blog. With information continuing to grow in the organization managing all that meta data is becoming more critical.
Different approaches to creating the MDM store is in MDM Master Data Management Hub Architecture.
Great detail about versioning and hierarchies in MDM Master Data Management Hub Architecture – Versions and Hierarchies. If you are familiar with slowly changing dimensions in data warehousing the versioning will look familiar. It’s also very clear how a MDM hub would help drive the versioning of your DW.
Excellent piece with examples on not only the initial update but how to get your arms around what’s needed to synchronize the MDM hub in MDM Master Data Management Hub Architecture – Population and Synchronization.
The tools and management needs to operationalize the MDM in MDM Master Data Management Hub Architecture – Maintenance and operation.
Finally a lot more informatoin on what MDM is all about is covered in the last post MDM Master Data Management Hub Architecture – Reading Material. While looking at all his Microsoft links might make you think this is a lot of CRUD (humor might be lost if not familiar with the C.R.U.D. acronym) the information is non-vendor specific for the most part.
If you don’t know much about meta data management, by the end of this series you will.