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.

Hadoop runs out of gas

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

The ugly truth about cloud computing in the enterprise

The ugly truth about cloud computing in the enterprise

Enterprise cloud governance is a mess as clouds become the new IT siloes, a sprawl disguised under the “multicloud” or “hybrid cloud” label

Cloud vendors are who’s powering open source now

Cloud vendors are who’s powering open source now

Those “evil” cloud companies aren’t sucking the life out of open source—they’re the major contributors

Why IBM/Red Hat just might become a cloud powerhouse

Why IBM/Red Hat just might become a cloud powerhouse

AWS clearly leads the cloud pack among CIOs, and Microsoft has earned the No. 2 spot. But it’s not Google who could be No. 3.

AWS vs. open source: DocumentDB is the latest battlefront

AWS vs. open source: DocumentDB is the latest battlefront

In trying to prevent competition from AWS, vendors like MongoDB are undercutting open source. Ultimately, the battle could hurt both sides—and IT

Kubernetes is so hard—but worth the pain

Kubernetes is so hard—but worth the pain

2019 will be a challenging year for some enterprises as they try to turn Kubernetes hype into production reality

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