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.

More money for open source security won’t work

More money for open source security won’t work

Funding pledged to secure open source software is an important start, but creative hackers and a proliferation of targets mean there are no guarantees.

Doing data warehousing the wrong way

Doing data warehousing the wrong way

If data pipelines and streams are the future, why are we still thinking of data as static?

The new AWS: No more dumpster fires

The new AWS: No more dumpster fires

Bolstered by cultural change behind the scenes, AWS is becoming a more active contributing force in open source communities.

The emerging risks of open source

The emerging risks of open source

The economics of open source today: Hobbyist projects, independent code artisans, and managed services have changed the software market.

The steady march of general-purpose databases

The steady march of general-purpose databases

Databases have morphed from basic models to specialized versions. Are they now returning to simpler days?

So you want to change cloud providers

So you want to change cloud providers

Online posts might make it sound worthwhile to chase credits, but look at all the factors before switching tracks to a new cloud.

Unfettered developer freedom may be over

Unfettered developer freedom may be over

Carefully limiting choices (and complexity) lets developers focus on innovation and not worry about security and operations.

If you build it, it will run

If you build it, it will run

What makes great software? Doing the work, doing it well, and remembering that you're writing for people—not machines.

Cloud convenience and open source

Cloud convenience and open source

Developers have embraced cloud for many of the reasons they first embraced open source. Does that mean open source is obsolete?

Turns out AWS can partner after all

Turns out AWS can partner after all

AWS has always been both competitor and partner, but in its pursuit of scale, it’s now taking a more neighborly approach.

What is open data, and why does it matter?

What is open data, and why does it matter?

Despite a lack of consensus on what open data means, organizations and open source projects are tackling it as we move into the future of computing.

Why tech companies have venture capital funds

Why tech companies have venture capital funds

Tech companies starting their own venture capital funds are after lucrative investments, strong partnerships, and new markets.

Why open source is essential in a cloud era

Why open source is essential in a cloud era

Open source technologies give developers transferrable skills that help vendors build standards-based products. Everybody benefits.

Think you can out-cloud the cloud?

Think you can out-cloud the cloud?

Building your own infrastructure can improve the customer experience, but it’s usually faster and cheaper to buy from the heavy lifters.

One significant cost of multicloud

One significant cost of multicloud

All the time your developers spend figuring out the ins and outs of different clouds is time they can’t spend solving business problems.

The cloud is too big for one winner

The cloud is too big for one winner

The cloud providers that create the biggest ecosystems and partner networks will be the ones at the top.

Of hacks and patches

Of hacks and patches

It’s obvious that cybersecurity becomes a bigger concern every day. Stay in the cloud, and take responsibility for the open source software you use.

A new kind of old-school software testing

A new kind of old-school software testing

Like unit testing, modern integration testing offers a way of testing complicated software interactions.

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.

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