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5.0 out of 5 stars A valuable reference source for MDM projects
As part of a recent data quality assignment, I had cause to use the recently released 2nd edition of "Master Data Management and Data Governance" by Alex Berson and Larry Dubov.

Although I did not acquire the book specifically for this assignment, it ended up providing much valuable theory and background information. The book is very comprehensive (clocking in...
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2.0 out of 5 stars Very academic, not very practical
This is one of those very academic titles that spends an enormous amount of time defining and describing every little detail in great theoretical depth.
I read the entire book to search for knowledge on Master Data Management that I did not already know. Sadly, the gold nuggets was few and far between.
I am already in-sync with most of the theory behind MDM, and...
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A valuable reference source for MDM projects, 8 Mar 2011
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This review is from: MASTER DATA MANAGEMENT AND DATA GOVERNANCE, 2/E (Hardcover)
As part of a recent data quality assignment, I had cause to use the recently released 2nd edition of "Master Data Management and Data Governance" by Alex Berson and Larry Dubov.

Although I did not acquire the book specifically for this assignment, it ended up providing much valuable theory and background information. The book is very comprehensive (clocking in at just over 500 pages) but is written in an engaging and informative style by Alex and Larry, both well recognised authors and thinkers in this field.

The structure of the book is rational and logical, starting with an overview of Master Data Management, architectural considerations for MDM solutions, security/privacy/compliance and then moves on sections on implementing and governing Master Data Management. The final section reviews current MDM markets and trends. This edition has been updated to reflect the changes in both the techniques used and the technologies that are available.

The general approach to the subject is expansive, but very readable and contains many references to other publications, authors and web resources with clear analysis of these different views.

Where methodologies are stated, the authors in many cases provide alternative approaches and do not present a `one size fits all' solution. This means that you will have to spend a little time deciding on the most appropriate approach for your particular situation - but that is probably time well spent and does not make you feel that you have to follow a single prescriptive approach.

Throughout the book space is devoted to providing explanations of the different techniques and technologies, for example, the information security chapter takes time to explain the range of different security techniques and technologies and how they can be applied.

I only one minor criticism of the book, that more space could have been devoted to Data Governance and data quality management approaches.

Overall, this is a valuable and informative book that should be a key reference source for anyone starting or following an MDM path. In terms of the client I mentioned earlier, I recommended that they buy a copy of this book to ensure that they fully understood how MDM can support them.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Very academic, not very practical, 8 April 2013
This review is from: MASTER DATA MANAGEMENT AND DATA GOVERNANCE, 2/E (Hardcover)
This is one of those very academic titles that spends an enormous amount of time defining and describing every little detail in great theoretical depth.
I read the entire book to search for knowledge on Master Data Management that I did not already know. Sadly, the gold nuggets was few and far between.
I am already in-sync with most of the theory behind MDM, and was looking to extend my knowledge to prepare myself better for real world work cases. However, I guess I have to look elsewhere.

In my opinion, this title is characterized by being written by a professor to be read by other professors.

So who is it for?

This book is for those people who want a very definitional and academic approach to master data management.

And this book is for those who likes extremely thorough description of all those technologies related to MDM.

However, this book is not for those people, who has a mostly practical approach to knowledge and likes practical examples.

And this book it not for those people who likes their information short and to the point.

I am one of those latter people...
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