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Master Data Connect on Cloud Pak for Data



Master data is at the heart of every business transaction, application, and decision. The IBM® Master Data Connect service for IBM Cloud Pak for Data provides a RESTful API so that geographically distributed users can get fast, scalable, and concurrent access to your organization’s most trusted master data from IBM InfoSphere® Master Data Management (InfoSphere MDM).

InfoSphere MDM acts as a central repository to manage, store, and maintain master data across your organization. InfoSphere MDM provides:

  • A consolidated, central view of an organization’s key business facts.
  • The ability to manage master data throughout its life cycle.

InfoSphere MDM Version or above supports publishing to Master Data Connect using the IBM MDM Publisher capability. With MDM Publisher, you can complete one-time bulk loads of master data into Master Data Connect or set up ongoing data synchronization. When you configure Master Data Connect data subscriptions in the user interface, MDM Publisher creates, runs, and manages the resulting data load jobs.

After your organization’s master data is loaded, Cloud Pak for Data users or applications can access the trusted data directly by using the powerful API to:

  • View master data records.
  • Run full text or property query searches on your master data. 
  • Run graph database queries on your master data. 
  • View relationships between master data records. 
  • View the logical model of your data.