I'm going to state a sacrilegious position for a moment: the quality of data isn't a primary goal in Master Data Management
Now before the perfectly correct 'Garbage In, Garbage Out' statement let me explain. Data Quality is certainly something that MDM can help with but its not actually the primary aim of MDM.
MDM is about enabling collaboration, collaboration is about the cross-reference
In one of Uncle Bob’s recent blog posts on the Single Responsibility Principle he uses the example of using people and organization boundaries as an indication of possible good software boundaries:
There is a massive amount of IT hype that is focused on what people see, its about the agile delivery of interfaces, about reporting, visualisation and interactional models. If you could weight hype then it is quite clear that 95% of all IT is about this area. Its why we need development teams working hand-in-hand with the business, its why animations and visualisation are massively important.
Scoop, Flume, PIG, Zookeeper. Do these mean anything to you? If they do then the odds are you are looking at Hadoop. The thing is that while that was cool a few years ago it really is time to face it that HDFS is a commodity, Map Reduce is interesting but not feasible for most users and the real question is how we turn all that raw data in HDFS into something we can actually use.
Some time ago a vmware server did not recognize any more a data disk. This disk was formatted with vmfs v3 (enter the vmware server via ssh and type mount..). First thing i did, was creating an image of this disk, to play around without any danger of data loss.
There is a good article how to mount vmfs, but on debian i had to install the package otherosfs.
I had an interesting issue this week.
The setup is as follows:
WLS with Webcenter. The Datasource point to a database for the metadata. This database sits in the database zone. As we are not allowed to connect directly to the database there is a CMAN in between.
After the setup of the CMAN and the database we had a connection using JDBC where the CMAN was our endpoint.
So far so good.