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.

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Multicloud and your career

Multicloud and your career

Most companies are using multicloud, so employees who want to get ahead should be ‘multilingual’ in more than one cloud.

Is Amazon Alexa a success?

Is Amazon Alexa a success?

Alexa does a lot of things but arguably doesn’t do many of them well. Perhaps a better approach would be to go deep instead of broad.

Cloud numbers don’t add up

Cloud numbers don’t add up

Everybody says they're into cloud, but total IT spending on cloud is still just at 6%. What gives?

What should HashiCorp do now?

What should HashiCorp do now?

Going public may open the company up to being acquired by one of the big players, and GitHub is the cautionary tale.

How CentOS changes the cloud Linux game

How CentOS changes the cloud Linux game

As Red Hat sunsets CentOS 8 at the end of 2021, users are considering their options.

Inside the new AWS

Inside the new AWS

What will AWS announce at re:Invent this year? Count on the cloud leader to begin stripping away the complexity of its horizontal infrastructure services with vertical solutions.

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.

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