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.

Which cloud is for you?

When openness doesn’t matter

When openness doesn’t matter

We can argue about the choices tech companies should or shouldn’t make, but at the end of the day, we keep buying what they’re selling.

When is enough data enough?

When is enough data enough?

Maybe we don’t need more data, we just need people who understand the data we already have and its value in a business context.

The cloud is coming for your mainframes

The cloud is coming for your mainframes

Moving off dead-end mainframes to the more nimble cloud is a slow process but one worth pursuing, one workload at a time.

If Heroku is so special, why is it dying?

If Heroku is so special, why is it dying?

Once the darling of application deployment, Heroku has been starved of investment and doesn't offer as many alternative deployment options.

Security is hard and won’t get much easier

Security is hard and won’t get much easier

Software systems are complex, and development teams have conflicting goals. Oh, and people are imperfect.

Is open source leadership helping Google?

Is open source leadership helping Google?

Google’s huge commitment to open source projects shows in GitHub contributor counts, while AWS’s strategy has been making open source easy for customers to use. Who’s winning?

The cloud ate my database

The cloud ate my database

Legacy database vendors are being swallowed by the developer-friendly combo of cloud and open source offered by new players.

Cloud spending can’t stop, won’t stop

Cloud spending can’t stop, won’t stop

Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud may be seeing their growth slow, and enterprise budgets may be squeezed, but CIOs are still committed to spending on cloud computing.

How observability tools help with legacy software

How observability tools help with legacy software

Legacy software isn't just dusty code on mainframes. It's the stuff you wrote a few months or years ago. Observability tools and good documentation help find and fix problems.

Open source isn’t working for AI

Open source isn’t working for AI

What’s the point of open sourcing code that runs at a scale no one can replicate? AI needs collaboration, but let’s think about it differently.

Open source job security through recessions

Open source job security through recessions

Stay close to free software, either through companies that support open source projects or by contributing directly to project communities.

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