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.

When is enough data enough?

When is enough data enough?

Maybe we don’t need more data, we just need people who understand the data we already have and its value in a business context.

The cloud is coming for your mainframes

The cloud is coming for your mainframes

Moving off dead-end mainframes to the more nimble cloud is a slow process but one worth pursuing, one workload at a time.

If Heroku is so special, why is it dying?

If Heroku is so special, why is it dying?

Once the darling of application deployment, Heroku has been starved of investment and doesn't offer as many alternative deployment options.

Security is hard and won’t get much easier

Security is hard and won’t get much easier

Software systems are complex, and development teams have conflicting goals. Oh, and people are imperfect.

Is open source leadership helping Google?

Is open source leadership helping Google?

Google’s huge commitment to open source projects shows in GitHub contributor counts, while AWS’s strategy has been making open source easy for customers to use. Who’s winning?

The cloud ate my database

The cloud ate my database

Legacy database vendors are being swallowed by the developer-friendly combo of cloud and open source offered by new players.

Cloud spending can’t stop, won’t stop

Cloud spending can’t stop, won’t stop

Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud may be seeing their growth slow, and enterprise budgets may be squeezed, but CIOs are still committed to spending on cloud computing.

How observability tools help with legacy software

How observability tools help with legacy software

Legacy software isn't just dusty code on mainframes. It's the stuff you wrote a few months or years ago. Observability tools and good documentation help find and fix problems.

Open source isn’t working for AI

Open source isn’t working for AI

What’s the point of open sourcing code that runs at a scale no one can replicate? AI needs collaboration, but let’s think about it differently.

Open source job security through recessions

Open source job security through recessions

Stay close to free software, either through companies that support open source projects or by contributing directly to project communities.

What happens when there’s not enough cloud?

What happens when there’s not enough cloud?

Multicloud may be the answer to the struggle to keep up with the overwhelming demand for cloud resources.

Security survives the budget axe

Security survives the budget axe

All the security funding in the world won’t help if you don’t train your people to patch your software.

Microsoft’s complicated dance with open source

Microsoft’s complicated dance with open source

The decision to make the C# extension in Visual Studio Code proprietary is raising hackles, but Microsoft is still a consistent supporter of open source.

MongoDB grows up

MongoDB grows up

Jokes aside, MongoDB is popular and consistently solid. MongoDB World shows the latest commitments to analytics, security, and open source.

Cloud complicates development, but GraphQL and supergraphs offer hope

Cloud complicates development, but GraphQL and supergraphs offer hope

Application development in the cloud is a complex mess of countless moving parts. GraphQL and supergraphs could make life a whole lot easier for developers.

As data science goes mainstream, so does its language

As data science goes mainstream, so does its language

Python may be the second choice to R, but its popularity and ease of use positions it to dominate data science.

Thoughtworks weighs in on multicloud

Thoughtworks weighs in on multicloud

Multicloud requires a lot of specialized work to be successful, but there’s really no alternative.

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.

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