Matt Asay

Contributor

Matt Asay runs evangelism 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.

Inside the new AWS

Stop saying open source nonsense

Stop saying open source nonsense

Creating a successful open source project requires more than mimicking the business models of Red Hat or Confluent.

Elastic keeps ticking

Elastic keeps ticking

Despite the mudslinging over its licensing change from open source, company growth indicates that customers are likely less concerned with source code.

All your serverless are belong to us

All your serverless are belong to us

Despite the marketing claims, there’s always some vendor lock-in at play, but customers are choosing serverless for other reasons.

Cloud costs a lot of money

Cloud costs a lot of money

Recent capital expenditure reports show that the hyperscalers’ spending brings new meaning to ‘pay to play.’

Unstoppable Jamstack and the Gatsby opportunity

Unstoppable Jamstack and the Gatsby opportunity

Gatsby offers developers a lightweight, flexible, API-driven approach to building web applications—and freedom from the heavyweight CMS.

Google gets boring

Google gets boring

Joining the ranks of the predictable, dependable software companies, Google Cloud focuses its strategy on broader enterprise issues.

The best way to go ‘all in’ on cloud

The best way to go ‘all in’ on cloud

Banks are finally realizing that cloud offers a lot of benefits they can’t replicate in their own data centers. But lock-in with one vendor has its own risks.

Where AI has made real progress

Where AI has made real progress

Better data infrastructure has provided a big boost to AI’s growth, but some things still require a human.

Don’t rush to machine learning

Don’t rush to machine learning

A simpler approach—good data, SQL queries, if/then statements—often gets the job done.

GitLab’s S-1 points to an integrated devops future

GitLab’s S-1 points to an integrated devops future

GitLab prepares to go public, offering a way for devops, security, IT, and business teams to collaborate on software development.

The future of Rust

The future of Rust

The Rustacean Principles are more than feel-good ideas. They are a key part of why developers keep giving Rust the crown.

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