Matt Asay

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Matt Asay is Head of Developer Ecosystem for Adobe, where previously he was vice president of mobile strategy. Prior to Adobe, Asay held a range of roles at open source companies: VP of business development, marketing and community at MongoDB, a leading big data database company; 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, a leading Linux and cloud vendor; 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. Asay writes regular columns for The Register, TechRepublic, and InfoWorld.

HPE plus MapR: Too much Hadoop, not enough cloud

Open source has never been stronger

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

Hadoop runs out of gas

Hadoop runs out of gas

As big data customers flee complexity and embrace the cloud, the Hadoop vendors are sputtering

VMware gets its Kubernetes game on

VMware gets its Kubernetes game on

After years in the background, VMware has emerged as a major contributor to the Kubernetes open source project

For open source vs. proprietary, AWS might have it both ways

For open source vs. proprietary, AWS might have it both ways

If it’s careful to do its own open source too, AWS could mine Google’s open source investments for a long time

Oracle’s and IBM’s hybrid cloud defense may not hold

Oracle’s and IBM’s hybrid cloud defense may not hold

There's a lot of money on-premises, which keeps IBM and Oracle making money. But AWS, Microsoft, and even Google are targeting on-premises—with IT buy-in

Why Oracle is happy to lose to AWS and MongoDB

Why Oracle is happy to lose to AWS and MongoDB

Open source and cloud developers lead the charge away from Oracle’s database, but they're not where Oracle makes its money

Programming languages are now driven by corporations: Should we be worried?

Programming languages are now driven by corporations: Should we be worried?

Today, seemingly the only way a new programming language hits the big time is with the generous backing of a megacorp

Open source licenses may not matter so much any more

Open source licenses may not matter so much any more

MongoDB's efforts to get OSI endorsement a more business-friendly SSPL have failed. MongoDB is proceeding anyhow, reflecting a possibly pivotal moment

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