“Headless CDP” is creeping up the buzz chart. Mostly it refers to CDP systems that build profiles and let external systems provide activation and other user functions. But “headless” could also describe CDP functions built into cloud data management systems like Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud, and Microsoft Azure. For example, Experian has just made its real-time address, email, and phone validation APIs available within the Azure Marketplace. This makes it just a bit easier to build a CDP-like database within Azure.