Matt Asay

Contributor

Matt Asay is a Principal at Amazon Web Services. Formerly, Asay was Head of Developer Ecosystem for Adobe. Prior to Adobe, Asay held a range of roles at open source companies: VP of business development, marketing, and community at MongoDB; VP of business development at real-time analytics company Nodeable (acquired by Appcelerator); VP of business development and interim CEO at mobile HTML5 start-up Strobe (acquired by Facebook); COO at Canonical, the Ubuntu Linux company; and head of the Americas at Alfresco, a content management startup. Asay is an emeritus board member of the Open Source Initiative (OSI) and holds a J.D. from Stanford, where he focused on open source and other IP licensing issues.

2 cloud and AI myths you shouldn’t believe

2 cloud and AI myths you shouldn’t believe

If you think the cloud will drive data centers to extinction and that AI projects are doomed to fail, think again

Customer-driven open source is the future of software

Customer-driven open source is the future of software

The best software is software that companies build to scratch their own itches and address their own day-to-day needs

How open source changed everything — again

How open source changed everything — again

The biggest open source innovations of the decade, from Git and Docker to data science and the cloud

Magical Magento figures out how to make and take

Magical Magento figures out how to make and take

Drawing half of contributed code from third parties, Magento seems to have cracked the code for open source success

Why the Rust language is on the rise

Why the Rust language is on the rise

Rust may not be easy to learn, but developers love the speed, the tools, the ‘guard rails,‘ and the community

NoSQL will dominate new stack spending

NoSQL will dominate new stack spending

Relational databases may keep old stack workloads, but Morgan Stanley research suggests NoSQL databases will own the next generation of apps

Should open source licenses fight evil?

Should open source licenses fight evil?

New open source licenses attempt to legislate what we can and cannot do with software. Problem is, that’s not open

AI gets real (sort of) in the enterprise

AI gets real (sort of) in the enterprise

Turns out AI isn’t magic pixie dust to sprinkle over legacy processes and legacy tech, but a fundamental rethinking of how to do business

Is Java the next COBOL?

Is Java the next COBOL?

60 years later, billions of lines of COBOL live on. Could Java, SQL, or Python last as long?

Should open source software advertise?

Should open source software advertise?

Funding open source has never been more important. It’s also never been harder

VMware vSphere goes Kubernetes native

VMware vSphere goes Kubernetes native

A re-architecture of vSphere with a Kubernetes control plane, Project Pacific looks like Kubernetes to developers and vSphere to admins

HPE plus MapR: Too much Hadoop, not enough cloud

HPE plus MapR: Too much Hadoop, not enough cloud

MapR gives HPE superior big data analytics technology and expertise, but not what HPE needs most

Why open source has never been stronger

Why open source has never been stronger

With cloud companies open-sourcing their innovations, and enterprises increasing participation, open source sustainability is at an all-time high

Your multicloud strategy is all wrong

Your multicloud strategy is all wrong

Multicloud is supposed to lower costs and increase agility and innovation, but the opposite is true

Public cloud winners take most

Public cloud winners take most

CIOs plan big increases in cloud spending in the coming year, with AWS and Azure first in line

Will complexity kill Kubernetes?

Will complexity kill Kubernetes?

Kubernetes wouldn’t be the first huge open source project to collapse under its own weight, but its champions say it’s different

AWS adds blockchain and time-series databases

AWS adds blockchain and time-series databases

With three major functional upgrades to existing databases as well, the full complement of purpose-built AWS databases is now 15

MongoDB’s new license won’t solve its China problem

MongoDB’s new license won’t solve its China problem

We need to find ways to ensure commercial open source can thrive, without worrying about the big cloud providers sucking out all value without contributing back

Software security: There’s more to it than bug-bounty programs

Software security: There’s more to it than bug-bounty programs

Take full advantage of white-hat hackers to help you secure your code. And still do all the other security stuff you should do before you release your code

These new BI tools bridge the gap between analytics and modern applications

These new BI tools bridge the gap between analytics and modern applications

Emerging BI tools let developers be developers, without having to slow down to bother with the data silos they leave in their wake

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