Stories by Matt Asay

When openness doesn’t matter

We can argue about the choices tech companies should or shouldn’t make, but at the end of the day, we keep buying what they’re selling.

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.

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

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

The reality of cloud spending

The big cloud providers may be seeing their growth slow, and enterprise budgets may be squeezed, but CIOs are still committed to spending on cloud computing.

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.

Security survives the budget axe

The good news is that recession or no, security remains a somewhat uncuttable expense for CIOs, according to new data from Morgan Stanley Research​.

MongoDB grows up

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