In this chapter, we provided an introduction to the Social MDM RA. We provided an architecture overview and a component model perspective, organizing the functional scope of the Social MDM RA into architectural deliverables. We demonstrated how the Social MDM RA works by using a component interaction diagram showing how it works for a specific use case. We then explained how to use the concept of subject-oriented integration to provision master data for Social MDM solutions from a consumption viewpoint.
In the next chapter, we explore software solutions which can be used to deliver the discussed components in the component model in more depth.