Matt Asay

Matt Asay is VP of Mobile at Adobe. With more than a decade in open source, Asay has served as VP of community at MongoDB; VP of business development at mobile HTML5 start-up Strobe (now part of Facebook); chief operating officer at Canonical, the Ubuntu Linux company; GM, Americas and VP of business development at Alfresco; and part of the team that helped put Novell on its open source track. Asay is an emeritus board member of the Open Source Initiative (OSI) and earned his juris doctorate at Stanford, where he focused on open source and other IP licensing issues, and his MA from the University of Kent at Canterbury and his BA from Brigham Young University. Asay was one of InfoWorld's first bloggers.

Hadoop finds a happier home in the cloud

Surprise! Here's the language devs play with at home

Surprise! Here's the language devs play with at home

The quirky functional language Haskell is surprisingly popular for 'weekend' projects, but it won't gain traction at work without a patron

RethinkDB finds a new home at the Linux Foundation

RethinkDB finds a new home at the Linux Foundation

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation, a project of the Linux Foundation, recently picked up the code for the open source database, which will now get a second chance

AWS, Google, and Microsoft cement their cloud dominance

AWS, Google, and Microsoft cement their cloud dominance

AWS still enjoys a long lead, but 2016 showed that Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform are proving worthy adversaries -- at the expense of smaller rivals

Hadoop vendors make a jumble of security

Hadoop vendors make a jumble of security

That's both good and bad news, as big data security management is tough with the current lack of standardization

Who's cashing in on containers? Look to the cloud

Who's cashing in on containers? Look to the cloud

Thanks to Docker, container adoption has been huge. The benefits to developers have been, too. But the revenue isn't going where you might expect

Red Hat needs to get real about the cloud

Red Hat needs to get real about the cloud

Serving enterprise datacenters won't sustain Red Hat. OpenShift and what it represents may be crucial to the company's long-term survival

Devs will lead us to the big data payoff at last

Devs will lead us to the big data payoff at last

Enterprises have gotten little satisfaction from their early adventures in big data, so developers are charting their own course in the cloud

Cloud convenience is killing the open source database

Cloud convenience is killing the open source database

Thanks to stalwarts like MySQL, MongoDB, and Cassandra, the database realm has been a haven for open source -- but the cloud is changing all that

AWS is still a minnow -- but it makes big waves

AWS is still a minnow -- but it makes big waves

As Amazon Re:Invent convenes this week, AWS claims $3.2 billion in revenue for its latest quarter, still a drop in the multi-trillion-dollar bucket of IT spending

Who took the 'no' out of NoSQL?

Who took the 'no' out of NoSQL?

In the wake of the NoSQL boom, we're seeing a great database convergence between old and new -- and you won't believe who the winner may be

Hadoop, we hardly knew ye

Hadoop, we hardly knew ye

Once, Hadoop was synonymous with big data. Now, Spark and cloud services are riding high as Hadoop heads off into the sunset

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