Managing master data by using IBM Match 360 with Watson
Use the IBM Match 360 with Watson service on IBM Cloud Pak for Data to consolidate data from the disparate sources that fuel your business to establish a single, trusted, 360-degree view of your customers.
IBM Match 360 with Watson helps you to resolve entities across different sources to give you a clearer view of each customer. Load data into IBM Match 360 and run the matching algorithm to combine data from systems across your enterprise to create trusted master data entities. After you match your data, IBM Match 360 shows statistics and graphs to help you analyze and explore your master data.
- Required service
- IBM Match 360 with Watson
- Related service
- IBM Watson Knowledge Catalog
- Data format
- CSV or TSV
Data that is connected to a project or catalog
- Data size
The IBM Match 360 with Watson service includes two connected and complementary user experiences: master data configuration and master data explorer.
You can also connect to and work with your master data by using the IBM Match 360 REST APIs. For more information, see the API reference documentation in the IBM Cloud API and SDK reference library.
To use the data profiling and automapping features of IBM Match 360 with Watson, you must have the IBM Watson Knowledge Catalog service and must associate a catalog with IBM Match 360. Watson Knowledge Catalog is not required for running other IBM Match 360 capabilities.
Before you can match data using IBM Match 360, you need to create a project.
Accessing the service
Before attempting to access the service, ensure that you have an appropriate service instance role. For details, see Giving users access to IBM Match 360 with Watson.
There is more than one way to access the IBM Match 360 with Watson service:
- From the home page’s navigation menu, select Data > Master data.
- From the Your services card on the home page, click the service name associated with your IBM Match 360 with Watson service instance.
Navigating in IBM Match 360
In IBM Match 360 with Watson, the page titles double as a navigation menu. Click a page title to open the navigation menu and see a list of other pages within the current area of IBM Match 360 (configure or explore). Choose an item from the list to go to that page. For example, if you are in the configuration space, click the title to see the list of configuration pages, including Overview, Data setup, and Matching setup.
For more information about using the IBM Match 360 with Watson service and related API, see the following topics:
- Installing IBM Match 360 with Watson
- Administering IBM Match 360 with Watson
- Creating a master data configuration asset
- Entities and records in IBM Match 360
- Configuring master data
- Exploring master data
- IBM Match 360 API overview
- API reference documentation in the IBM Cloud API and SDK reference library