At the edge of a new decade where data and its management (and governance) is more important than ever, we’ve heard the call of our customers to return the Kalido name to our Magnitude Data Management Suite. Kalido products, capabilities – and the moniker itself – remained firmly entrenched as a trusted name in the […]
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About Diana Collins
MDM & DW Automation Product Manager at Magnitude Software
Key responsibilities include acting as an external and internal champion for Magnitude’s MDM andf Data Warehouse Automation offerings, delivering presentations at conferences, with customers, and at users’ groups, and writing technical white papers, blogs and thought leadership articles. I also provide active support for MDM & DW sales opportunities by leading solution workshops, demonstrations and overcoming sales objections. I am also tasked with leading the integrated product management process for the MDM & DW product line, across all functional areas within Magnitude to ensure new releases are successfully introduced to the market and to present, demonstrate and represent the product offerings to industry analysts in order to achieve positive market awareness and coverage of Magnitude’s MDM/DW offering.
Our latest version of Magnitude Software’s industry leading Master Data Manager, Kalido MDM 11 is now available – which represents the culmination of our MDM innovations. Starting with MDM 10 in 2017, we’ve introduced and enhanced vast areas of the program. A partial list includes: New matching, merging and survivorship functionality in MDM Harmonization A […]
With the release of Magnitude MDM 10 SP1 on October 4, 2018, we have completely rearchitected the way we manage and process data. What does this mean to the user? Read on….
Applying a model-driven approach to data management is key for meeting the speed to market and flexibility needs of today’s businesses. Rather than requiring a complete model of the entire enterprise-wide set of requirements before deploying the warehouse, Magnitude’s Business Information Modeler (BIM) allows you to start small, iterate, and deploy in increments.
Some of the most frequently asked questions we hear from our customers are: Why do I need another MDM application? What are the differences between MDM and PIM? Do I really need an MDM and a PIM solution? In many ways, these questions are based upon a faulty assumption, namely that product data management (PIM) […]
I read with interest a Gartner report, Modern Data Management Requires a Balance Between Collecting Data and Connecting to Data, that made the case for a bi-modal approach to connecting and collecting data. The case being made is that being able to react “at the edges” of broader data infrastructure (making decisions based on real […]
It seems these days that everyone is looking for a “360-degree view” of customer, product, vendor and just about every category of information you can think of. However, getting there is not always so easy, and gets harder as organizations get larger. Today, very few organizations have only one operational system, and many have several. […]
(Updated October 2018) What is the right MDM architecture style for your organization? It’s definitely an open-ended question that deserves an informed answer, especially before making new investment decisions. But before tackling the question, it is useful to define and understand the MDM styles themselves. Dr. Dave Waddington of The Information Difference defined four broad […]
We have often discussed the concept of using an iterative methodology when constructing a data warehouse, and have detailed the benefits of such an approach: better alignment with business needs, faster delivery of results, better return on the investment and overall lower development costs, just to name a few. However, it is also important to […]
Last week Kalido hosted a webinar entitled “Data Scientist: Your Must-Have Business Investment NOW.” The panelists (Carla Gentry, David Smith and Gregory Piatetsky) spoke eloquently about the role of the Data Scientist and the types of analysis they perform.