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.

NoSQL, no problem: Why MySQL is still king

Cloud portability? Keep dreaming

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It's the age-old problem in cloud form: Platforms compete by offering unique services, but as soon as you use them, you're locked in

20 years of AWS: Time flies when you're winning

20 years of AWS: Time flies when you're winning

To call Jeff Bezos devoted to a core set of principles is an understatement. What's drove AWS's launch in 1997 also drives its success today

Google, Facebook go back to the future for a better mobile web

Google, Facebook go back to the future for a better mobile web

Thanks to Google and Facebook, developers now need to design explicitly for the mobile experience, exactly like in the early days of mobile

Ansible's rise is fueling Red Hat's reinvention

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A company built on helping customers digest complex software is finally learning the power of ease of use

SAS, Canonical turn silly over open source

SAS, Canonical turn silly over open source

One vendor incites fear of open source software, the other continues to oversell it. Neither is correct

Why Splunk keeps beating open source competitors

Why Splunk keeps beating open source competitors

Arguably the first widely used big data tool, Splunk provides the kind of end-to-end user experience open source solutions lack

Artificially inflated: It’s time to call BS on AI

Artificially inflated: It’s time to call BS on AI

We may have hit peak ludicrous mode for AI, flailing in a tsunami of AI-washing

Unlike big data, IoT may live up to the hype

Unlike big data, IoT may live up to the hype

While its 'savior of the global economy' status may be overblown, IoT is further along at this point in its lifecycle than big data ever was

Hadoop finds a happier home in the cloud

Hadoop finds a happier home in the cloud

All the excitement about big data and the Hadoop ecosystem -- yet so few enterprise initiatives panned out. Lifting the ecosystem to the cloud changes everything

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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

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