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.

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

How to become a transformative enterprise in the cloud

How to become a transformative enterprise in the cloud

Guardian Life shows why cloud computing isn’t a technology problem solved by moving workloads out of private data centers and into public clouds

AWS adds blockchain and time-series databases

AWS adds blockchain and time-series databases

With three major functional upgrades to existing databases as well, the full complement of purpose-built AWS databases is now 15

Why Google Cloud’s new boss will fail like the old boss

Why Google Cloud’s new boss will fail like the old boss

The Google culture doesn’t care about enterprise, and replacing one seasoned enterprise exec with another won’t change that fact

Sorry, Linux. Kubernetes is now the OS that matters

Sorry, Linux. Kubernetes is now the OS that matters

Linux is just plumbing. The real OS—the real value—is with Kubernetes

Microsoft’s attempt to fork Kubernetes via AKS will fail

Microsoft’s attempt to fork Kubernetes via AKS will fail

Microsoft is a smart company, and increasingly savvy about open source. It should know better than to try to fork the container orchestration community

What IBM-Red Hat means to the cloud and developers

What IBM-Red Hat means to the cloud and developers

By buying Red Hat, IBM just bought itself a clue in hybrid cloud computing. And it just might work

How the cloud is driving the enterprise database

How the cloud is driving the enterprise database

Public cloud vendors building services that capture more and more enterprise data, potentially prophesying decades of self-inflicted enterprise lockin

MongoDB’s new license won’t solve its China problem

MongoDB’s new license won’t solve its China problem

We need to find ways to ensure commercial open source can thrive, without worrying about the big cloud providers sucking out all value without contributing back

How Azure became the place for open source in the cloud

How Azure became the place for open source in the cloud

Microsoft has truly embraced open source, in a radical shift rare for a big company—and developers should be very happy

Machine learning: How to go from theory to reality

Machine learning: How to go from theory to reality

A lack of skilled people continues to stymie the AI revolution. That’s why smart companies invest as much in cultural change as technology adoption—and Google shows how

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