Matt Asay

Contributor

Matt Asay runs partner marketing at MongoDB. Previously. Asay was a Principal at Amazon Web Services and 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.

Security survives the budget axe

Microsoft’s complicated dance with open source

Microsoft’s complicated dance with open source

The decision to make the C# extension in Visual Studio Code proprietary is raising hackles, but Microsoft is still a consistent supporter of open source.

MongoDB grows up

MongoDB grows up

Jokes aside, MongoDB is popular and consistently solid. MongoDB World shows the latest commitments to analytics, security, and open source.

Cloud complicates development, but GraphQL and supergraphs offer hope

Cloud complicates development, but GraphQL and supergraphs offer hope

Application development in the cloud is a complex mess of countless moving parts. GraphQL and supergraphs could make life a whole lot easier for developers.

As data science goes mainstream, so does its language

As data science goes mainstream, so does its language

Python may be the second choice to R, but its popularity and ease of use positions it to dominate data science.

Thoughtworks weighs in on multicloud

Thoughtworks weighs in on multicloud

Multicloud requires a lot of specialized work to be successful, but there’s really no alternative.

More money for open source security won’t work

More money for open source security won’t work

Funding pledged to secure open source software is an important start, but creative hackers and a proliferation of targets mean there are no guarantees.

Doing data warehousing the wrong way

Doing data warehousing the wrong way

If data pipelines and streams are the future, why are we still thinking of data as static?

The new AWS: No more dumpster fires

The new AWS: No more dumpster fires

Bolstered by cultural change behind the scenes, AWS is becoming a more active contributing force in open source communities.

The emerging risks of open source

The emerging risks of open source

The economics of open source today: Hobbyist projects, independent code artisans, and managed services have changed the software market.

The steady march of general-purpose databases

The steady march of general-purpose databases

Databases have morphed from basic models to specialized versions. Are they now returning to simpler days?

So you want to change cloud providers

So you want to change cloud providers

Online posts might make it sound worthwhile to chase credits, but look at all the factors before switching tracks to a new cloud.

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