Analyst MDM / PIM / DQM Solution Reports Update Mid 2020

Analyst firms occasionally publish market reports with a generic solution overview for Master Data Management (MDM), Product Information Management (PIM) and Data Quality Management (DQM).

Here is an overview of the latest major reports:

Analyst Rankings

The next expected reports include:

  • Information Difference yearly MDM landscape probably later this month
  • Gartner Data Quality Tool Magic Quadrant scheduled for 31st July

PS: You can check out many of the included solutions on This Disruptive MDM / PIM / DQM List.

PPS: You can get a free ranking that also include the rising stars on the solution market and is based on your context, scope and requirements here.

Evolutionary Solutions with Disruptive Impact on the MDM and Adjacent Markets

If you read The Latest Gartner MDM Magic Quadrant there is not so many clues about that the MDM market will undergo drastic changes.

Therefore, it is refreshing that Gartner analyst Malcolm Hawker has written a blog post called The Evolution of MDM. In here Malcolm Hawker examines the “evolutionary forces that are having disruptive impacts on the markets for MDM software and several adjacent markets”.

This include:

  • The growing use of graph and AI/ML
  • The increasing use of graph in big data environments for entity resolution
  • The idea that a gold master record could be created at ‘run time’
  • The explosive growth of MDM deployments in the cloud

A blog post about the future and a magic quadrant that primarily observes what happened a year or more ago at existing deployments at large organizations is, as Malcolm Hawker also indicates, of course two different things.

For organizations on the look for a platform covering MDM and/or the adjacent markets (CDP, PIM, PDS and more) the relevant vision, roadmap and approach at the vendors is crucial.

Use this list to get and overview of who has the innovative direction that fits your organization.

Evolutionary Solutions

This List and the Gartner MDM Magic Quadrant

There is a new Gartner Magic Quadrant for Master Data Management Solutions out. The Magic Quadrant is, besides a market overview, a generic ranking of solutions with a yearly license and maintenance revenue above 15 million USD.

This list (The Disruptive MDM/PIM/DQM List) is a list of registered solutions with a select your solution service based on your context, scope and requirements *). This list does besides MDM also cover the full range of Product Information Management (PIM) solutions and Data Quality Management (DQM) solutions as well.

Some innovative MDM solutions are both on the MDM magic quadrant and on this list. These are:

MDMlist and MDM MQ

*) All solutions on this list and in the magic quadrant are considered in the select your solution service.

Major Generic MDM / PIM / DQM Solution Rankings

Analyst firms occasionally publish market reports with a generic ranking of solutions for MDM, PIM and DQM.

The latest such ones include:

The publication schedule from the analyst firms can be unpredictable.

Information Difference is an exception. There have during the years every year been a Data Quality landscape named Q1 and published shortly after that quarter and an MDM landscape named Q2 and published shortly after that quarter. However, these reports are relying on participation from relevant vendors and not all vendors prioritize this scheme.

Forrester is quite unpredictable both with timing and which market segments (MDM, PIM, DQM) to be covered.

Gartner is a bit steadier. However, for example the MDM solution reports have been coming in varying intervals during the latest years. Let us see when the next ones are published and what news they bring.

MDM PIM DQM Solutions

PS: You can check out many of the included solutions on This Disruptive MDM / PIM / DQM List.

PPS: You can get a free ranking based on your context, scope and requirements here.

It Takes Less than 15 Million USD to be on This List

The Gartner Magic Quadrant for Master Data Management Solutions is probably the most referenced vendor ranking service in the MDM space. You can see which vendors that are included in the quadrant – and their yearly revenue as estimated by Gartner – in the post MDM Vendor Revenues According to Gartner.

The entrance ticket for vendors in the quadrant is a yearly MDM related software (license and maintenance) revenue of minimum 15 Million USD.

This list (The Disruptive MDM/PIM List) does not require any minimum revenue for vendors to register their solution. Some of the already listed solutions are also included in the Gartner MDM Magic Quadrant and some are not (yet).

For organizations on the look for an MDM and/or PIM solution this means that there is a choice of considering both larger and established disruptive solutions and considering newer and specialized solutions for a longlist and a shortlist within a tool selection activity.

These are the solutions currently on the list:

Specialized or Gartnerish

Learn more about these solutions on the list.