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.

Figuring out programming for the cloud

Stargate: A new way to think about databases

Stargate: A new way to think about databases

An open source API framework for data, Stargate promises to allow developers to work with back-end data in any shape they want

Why open source needs more cloud

Why open source needs more cloud

There isn’t one model for doing open source right, but generally the path to success will involve growing the overall market—even at the expense of control

Are you sure you want to open source that project?

Are you sure you want to open source that project?

Take it from Lyft engineer and Envoy project lead Matt Klein. Unless you get more effort from outside than what you put in, open sourcing could be a mistake.

No, you don’t have to run like Google

No, you don’t have to run like Google

Just because Google, Amazon, or Facebook does it doesn’t mean you should. Here are four ‘best practices’ of the hyperscalers you have permission to ignore.

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

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