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Matt Aslett
Research Director

As Research Director for data management and analytics within 451 Research's Information Management practice, Matt has overall responsibility for the coverage of operational and analytic databases, data integration, data quality, and business intelligence. Matt's own primary area of focus is on relational and non-relational databases, data warehousing, data caching, and Hadoop. Matthew is also an expert in open source software and regularly contributes to 451 Research's open source-related research.

Prior to joining 451 Research, Matthew was Deputy Editor of monthly magazine Computer Business Review and ComputerWire's daily news service. Matthew started in IT journalism in 1997 as a staff writer with monthly magazine Unix and NT News, where he became editor in 2000. He has also contributed to a number of other publications. Matthew holds a BA in Multimedia Journalism from Bournemouth University in the UK.


Reports by this Analyst

ScaleBase wishes for Analysis Genie to seed adoption for distributed database
MIS Impact Report - April, 2014
The company has launched version 3.0 of its MySQL-based database scalability software, as well as the beta of a new schema and query analysis service that it hopes will drive distributed database adoption.
MapR adds Spark to its Distribution for Hadoop
MIS Impact Report - April, 2014
The company has teamed up with Apache Spark supporter Databricks to add the Spark in-memory data processing stack to its MapR Distribution for Hadoop.
Continuent targets Hadoop for database replication expansion with Tungsten Replicator 3.0
MIS Impact Report - April, 2014
Best known for its MySQL clustering and replication capabilities, the company is targeting replication to Hadoop with the latest release of Tungsten Replicator, including continuous replication.
MongoDB improves document-database management, analytics and text search with 2.6
MIS Impact Report - April, 2014
The NoSQL database specialist has invested some of its previous $150m funding on improving the operational capabilities of its MongoDB document database.
CumuLogic cites database as a service as driver for early modular cloud services interest
MIS Impact Report - April, 2014
Since shifting from a broad Java PaaS strategy to delivering a modular set of cloud services last year, the company has seen private 'database as a service' projects driving its deal flow.
Hortonworks completes SQL-in-Hadoop Stinger Initiative with HDP 2.1
MIS Impact Report - April, 2014
The company has updated its Hortonworks Data Platform distribution of the Apache Hadoop data-processing framework, completing the delivery of its Stinger Initiative to improve SQL query support.
Pivotal launches Big Data Suite, based on unlimited Hadoop
MIS Impact Report - April, 2014
The big-data firm has bundled its various data-processing offerings into a Big Data Suite. Underpinning it all is the Pivotal HD Hadoop distribution, which is effectively being given away as unlimited Pivotal HD usage is included in the suite's price tag.
Tesora seeks riches in OpenStack's Trove, elastic scale-out databases
MIS Impact Report - April, 2014
Having changed its name from ParElastic and positioned itself around OpenStack's Trove database-as-a-service framework, Tesora is also lining up an update to its Database Virtualization Engine.
Qubole racks up, ready for expanded Hadoop-based data analytics service
MIS Impact Report - March, 2014
Since our last update, the Hadoop-based data analytics service provider has added customers, a partnership with Google and begun testing a SQL query service based on Facebook's Presto, as well as disclosing the details of its series A funding round.
Cloudera prepares for acquisitions following $160m funding round
TDM Acquirer IQ - March, 2014
The Hadoop distributor is looking to spend some of the $160m it raised in a recent funding round on M&A. The list of potential targets is shaped by Cloudera's open source strategy.
Will Spark ignite the next-generation data platform?
MIS Spotlight - March, 2014
The Apache Spark in-memory data processing stack, in combination with Apache Hadoop, could deliver a multi-purpose next-generation data processing platform.
Pivotal integrates Hadoop with Pivotal CF via Pivotal HD 2.0
MIS Impact Report - March, 2014
Pivotal CF users will now be able to dynamically provision the Pivotal HD 2.0 distribution in vSphere or AWS environments and bind Cloud Foundry apps to Hadoop-based services.
Building on success in marketing and ad tech, Aerospike targets broader NoSQL adoption
MIS Impact Report - March, 2014
As it approaches 100 customers, Aerospike is planning to expand the adoption of its low-latency NoSQL database beyond the marketing and ad tech sector.
With $15m series B in the bank, Splice Machine nears public beta for Hadoop-based RDBMS
MIS Impact Report - March, 2014
The company recently raised $15m in a series B funding round to accelerate the sales and marketing efforts for its Hadoop-based relational database, which will soon be available in public beta.
DataStax offers in-memory Apache Cassandra option with DataStax Enterprise 4.0
MIS Impact Report - February, 2014
With version 4.0 of its DataStax Enterprise, the company has added the option to run the NoSQL database in-memory, in addition to making search enhancements and improving the monitoring and management capabilities of its complementary OpsCenter offering.
Oracle steps into advertising software space with BlueKai buy
TDM Deal Analysis - February, 2014
Continuing its flurry of marketing software deals, Oracle has reached for BlueKai in a transaction that brings it a cloud-based software service that companies use to manage data for Web and mobile advertising.
Data Platforms and Analytics – 2014 Research Agenda
MIS Spotlight - February, 2014
Integrating and managing the multitude of platforms for, and approaches to, analyzing data from multiple sources will be key to generating business value from data management projects in 2014.
IBM snaps up NoSQL DBaaS provider – and SoftLayer partner – Cloudant
TDM Deal Analysis - February, 2014
Big Blue has signed a definitive agreement to acquire distributed database-as-a-service provider Cloudant, bringing on board a close partner of its SoftLayer IaaS business.
Cloudant launches mobile sync projects to replicate data to and from its NoSQL DBaaS
MIS Impact Report - February, 2014
The company is looking to encourage mobile application developers to use its NoSQL database as a service with new open source sync software libraries for Android and iOS.
NoSQL through the looking glass? Couchbase sees a significant shift in adoption trends
MIS Impact Report - February, 2014
Has NoSQL made the shift from developer-led experimentation to strategic enterprise adoption? Couchbase believes so, based on a change in the way its document database is being tested and adopted.
MapR ties YARN and HP Vertica to its MapR Distribution for Apache Hadoop
MIS Impact Report - February, 2014
The company has updated its Hadoop distribution with support for Apache YARN, and expanded its SQL-on-Hadoop strategy to embrace HP's Vertica Analytics Platform.
Altiscale goes GA with Hadoop as a service, expands reach with Carpathia partnership
MIS Impact Report - February, 2014
The company's Data Cloud Hadoop managed service is now generally available, providing not only Hadoop in the cloud but also a proactive Hadoop helpdesk support service.
MemSQL aims to make (or at least store) history with columnar database engine
MIS Impact Report - February, 2014
Following a $35m funding infusion, the in-memory database specialist has added a columnar storage engine to retain historical as well as real-time data.
Hortonworks and Red Hat expand relationship to bring Hadoop to hybrid cloud
MIS Impact Report - February, 2014
Joint development, go-to-market strategy and collaborative support are on the agenda to help customers adopt the Hortonworks Data Platform on Linux and OpenStack.
Cloudera's Enterprise Data Hub strategy sparks Hadoop product packaging rethink
MIS Impact Report - February, 2014
The company has rethought its product packaging strategy to better fit its Enterprise Data Hub vision and make it easier for customers to expand their Hadoop usage.
Zettaset adds BI connector to security-focused Hadoop management software
MIS Impact Report - February, 2014
The company is looking to ISVs to encourage greater adoption of its Orchestrator security-centric management layer for the Hadoop data processing framework.
Intel clarifies Hadoop strategy with updated distribution, integration and partnerships
MIS Impact Report - February, 2014
The company is thinking long term with its strategy for Apache Hadoop, betting that it will be a key building block of next-generation datacenter architecture, and recently updated its distribution accordingly.
Xplenty aims to mask Hadoop's complexity, in public and private
MIS Impact Report - February, 2014
The company is offering a Hadoop-as-a-service product designed to reduce the complexity of adopting Hadoop, and has designs on extending its managed services approach to private cloud adoption.
Orchestrate goes live with API-driven 'databases as a service'
MIS Impact Report - February, 2014
The company's service for delivering multiple database workloads via a single API is now generally available, following a short but intensive beta program.
Actian positions itself as 'big data' analytics platform following acquisition spree
MIS Impact Report - February, 2014
The company once known as Ingres has been stepping up its ambitions to be a 'big data' player, completing a rebranding exercise around what it calls 'big data 2.0.' We examine its strategy and latest yield in the form of the Actian Analytics Platform.
MetaScale shifts focus from managed hosted Hadoop to managed Hadoop infrastructure
MIS Impact Report - February, 2014
Sears Holdings' Hadoop managed services subsidiary isn't going to attempt to compete with hosting specialists, but will apply its expertise to managed on-premises Hadoop infrastructure.
VoltDB positions its database for in-memory analytics with 4.0 release
MIS Impact Report - January, 2014
Having initially focused specifically on operational workloads, VoltDB is now turning its attention to analytics, specifically in-memory analytics 'real-time' operational intelligence.
SkySQL launches MariaDB Enterprise, an open source database with added availability
MIS Impact Report - January, 2014
The MySQL and MariaDB support vendor has teamed MariaDB with Codership's Galera Cluster following its earlier merger with Monty Program's MariaDB development team.
2014 M&A Outlook – Software
TDM Others - January, 2014
As part of our end-of-year series of M&A analysis, we look at the deals that mattered in 2013 and assess the prospects for the next 12 months in the software sector. Where will we see acquisitions, and who might be involved?
BitYota looks beyond SQL to differentiate data warehouse-as-a-service offering
MIS Impact Report - January, 2014
The company's focus on MongoDB and JSON is just the start as it looks to differentiate itself from other data warehouse-as-a-service offerings, not least Amazon Web Services' Redshift.
Hadoop: a framework in search of a metaphor
MIS Spotlight - January, 2014
Interest in Apache Hadoop continues to grow, but its role alongside the traditional data warehouse remains undefined. Could a simple metaphor help in growing mainstream understanding?
FatCloud seeks like-minded Microsoft shops for NoSQL-based development projects
MIS Impact Report - January, 2014
The company has identified a gap in the market for NoSQL databases that run on Microsoft Windows, but are Windows users interested?
Cloudera aims for the skies with Enterprise Data Hub, AWS cloud partnership
MIS Impact Report - December, 2013
The Hadoop distributor has outlined its vision of a wider data management platform via the Enterprise Data Hub, and unveiled a series of cloud partnerships, including one with Amazon Web Services.
AWS responds to demand for real-time data with Kinesis stream-processing service
MIS Impact Report - December, 2013
Amazon Web Services has expanded its data services platform with the addition of Kinesis, a data-streaming service for real-time data processing and analytics.
Venture funding for Hadoop and NoSQL vendors tops $1bn
TDM Sector IQ - December, 2013
As venture capital for the new breed of data management providers passes $1bn, when will revenue catch up?
451 Live – IT professionals discuss modernizing the storage infrastructure
MIS Spotlight - December, 2013
The inaugural 451 Research Enterprise 451 Storage Executive Summit recently took place in New York. Here we offer an overview of key themes and topics of conversation, including software-defined storage, flash and 'big data.'
MarkLogic continues NoSQL push with support for RDF triples in MarkLogic 7
MIS Impact Report - December, 2013
The NoSQL database platform company's MarkLogic 7 enables support for graph processing and semantic Web applications with RDF triples, along with support for running directly on the Hadoop Distributed File System.
No NoSQL: Neo's GraphConnect shows graph databases coming into their own
MIS Spotlight - December, 2013
Neo Technology's recent GraphConnect event featured presentations from a number of graph database users, with barely a mention of NoSQL.
VT Enterprise prepares to spin off its SlashDB RESTful API for databases
MIS Impact Report - December, 2013
Are RESTful APIs the future of integrating data from multiple databases? In order to find out, consulting firm VT Enterprise is preparing to spin off its SlashDB RESTful API for databases.
Big data reconsidered: it's the economics, stupid
MIS Spotlight - December, 2013
It isn't defined by size and it isn't necessarily defined by data. Why simple economics is at the heart of realizing the potential opportunities offered by big data.
Concurrent updates Cascading, adds Lingual to support SQL-based Hadoop applications
MIS Impact Report - November, 2013
The latest version of Concurrent's Cascading application-development framework, version 2.5, adds support for Hadoop2, including YARN. The company has also launched the first version of Cascading Lingual.
Boundless unleashes OpenGeo Suite 4.0 following spinoff
MIS Impact Report - November, 2013
Previously the software division of a nonprofit urban planning organization, Boundless is now a venture-backed, revenue-generating geospatial software vendor.
HPCC Systems expands the scope – and community – of its open source data platform
MIS Impact Report - November, 2013
LexisNexis' High Performance Compute Cluster open source project continues to gain new features, community users and paying customers.
Basho previews distributed database update following major deal with UK's NHS
MIS Impact Report - November, 2013
The NHS deal vividly proves that NoSQL databases can be used for mission-critical applications, and Basho will be looking for more to be built on the forthcoming Riak 2.0.
Pivotal adds in-memory transaction processing to Hadoop distribution
MIS Impact Report - November, 2013
The company has also announced a new self-service data discovery tool for business analysts and the certification of Spring for Apache Hadoop with Pivotal HD as well as Hadoop distributions from Cloudera and Hortonworks.

 

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