Understand InfoSphere Master Data Management Server Product Domain, Part 1, An introduction to MDM Server Product Domain

Architecture and product domain feature overview

From the developerWorks archives

David Borean, Martin Oberhofer, and Dr. Thomas Schwarz

Date archived: January 12, 2017 | First published: April 02, 2009

IBM® InfoSphere™ Master Data Management Server (MDM Server) Product Domain (introduced in MDM Server 8.0) provides the ability to manage an operational view of product master data. It also provides the single source of truth of product data to the enterprise. In this article, get an overview of the features specific to the Product Domain, including product type hierarchy, product structures, product relationships, product categories, terms and conditions, and localization. A new extension mechanism called "specs" was also introduced with MDM Server 8.0 and is a key feature for providing the flexibility required for managing product data. The article describes the specs feature and provides guidance on when to use it.

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