Matt Asay

Contributor

Matt Asay is a Principal at Amazon Web Services. Formerly, Asay was 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.

No, you don’t have to run like Google

Hybrid cloud is where the action is

Hybrid cloud is where the action is

Enterprises should be more concerned with getting their hybrid cloud strategy right than worrying about multicloud.

The year of PostgreSQL is every year

The year of PostgreSQL is every year

Completely community-driven, with no centralized ownership, Postgres has been the elephant in the room for more than 30 years

Does Snowflake mean the end of open source?

Does Snowflake mean the end of open source?

The cloud-based enterprise data platform may mark the end of a decades-long run in the dominance of open source infrastructure

Kubernetes and cloud portability — it’s complicated

Kubernetes and cloud portability — it’s complicated

Kubernetes doesn’t offer the magical application portability you might expect, but something better

Linux is still the standard

Linux is still the standard

Linux not only paved the way for open source success, but has shaped how open source communities operate

Do developers really care about open source?

Do developers really care about open source?

If all a developer really wants is an API that’s open and a cost model that works, then maybe cloud is the best answer

Cloud is going to take time

Cloud is going to take time

Cloud spend will need to grow many more years before it becomes even a meaningful fraction of total IT spending

Open source has a people problem

Open source has a people problem

While open source software is free and infinitely reproducible, open source maintainers are precious and scarce

Why MongoDB is ‘fundamentally better’ for developers

Why MongoDB is ‘fundamentally better’ for developers

MongoDB co-founder and former CTO Eliot Horowitz reflects on the creation of MongoDB and his 13 years with the company

The community hat rules the company hat in open source

The community hat rules the company hat in open source

For kube-state-metrics maintainer and Red Hat employee Lili Cosic, what Red Hat wants from the project is beside the point

What comes after Kubernetes?

What comes after Kubernetes?

Kubernetes solves only half the problem of modernizing applications. The next stage will be filling the gap between Kubernetes and applications

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