WCF Data Services Vs Master Data Services RRS feed

  • Question

  • can some body different between WCF Data Services Vs Master Data Services?

    when to use which technology? any related pointers helpful.



    Tuesday, July 20, 2010 9:56 AM


  • WCF (ADO.Net) Data Services is a development framework for the creation and consumption of OData services.  You would use this to develop custom Web service integration points for existing database applications or your own custom database applications.

    SQL Server Master Data Services (MDS) is an application platform that brings together high-level building blocks for implementing Master Data Management applications.  MDS is itself a database application.  It creates and manages a central master data repository database for you and provides a user interface and a number of other MDM application features such that you do not need to build them yourself.  MDS exposes a WCF-based Web services API, so you could use WCF Data Services to integrate MDS with other database applications.

    • Proposed as answer by Val Lovicz Tuesday, July 20, 2010 5:38 PM
    • Marked as answer by Denise Miles Wednesday, July 28, 2010 11:25 AM
    Tuesday, July 20, 2010 5:36 PM