Is the master data management (MDM) market at a crossroads?
It sure looks like it. So far this year, three MDM independents have been acquired. First, on January 4, Oracle Corp. acquired product data specialist Silver Creek Systems. In late January, Informatica Corp. nabbed MDM best-of-breed Siperian. Finally, in early February, IBM Corp. picked up MDM best-of-breed Initiate. Three important MDM players -- including two of the largest MDM independents -- have been gobbled up by bigger, non-MDM players, but the economics and perhaps even the scope of the MDM market are clearly changing. What does it all mean?
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