451 Research - Biography

Matt Aslett
Research Director

As Research Director Matt has overall responsibility for the data platforms and analytics research coverage, which includes operational and analytic databases, Hadoop, grid/cache, stream processing, search-based data platforms, data integration, data quality, data management, analytics, and advanced analytics. Matt?s own primary area of focus includes data management, reporting and analytics, and exploring how the various data platforms and analytics technology sectors are converging in the form of next-generation data platforms.

Prior to joining 451 Research in 2007, Matt was Deputy Editor of monthly magazine Computer Business Review and ComputerWire's daily news service. Matt started in IT journalism in 1997 as a staff writer with monthly magazine Unix and NT News, where he became editor in 2000. Matt holds a BA in Multimedia Journalism from Bournemouth University in the UK.

Reports by this Analyst

Credit where due: Experian Data Quality delivers on expansion plans
MIS Impact Report - October, 2016
Experian Data Quality reports 100% revenue growth from its Pandora product since it was acquired in 2014. The company is now seeking to expand its footprint, both internationally and beyond customer data.
AWS expands Kinesis stream-processing family with SQL-based analytics
MIS Impact Report - October, 2016
The company has expanded the capabilities of its Amazon Kinesis family of stream-processing services since it was first introduced three years ago. The latest addition is SQL-based analytics.
WhereScape has designs on Total Data Warehouse automation
MIS Impact Report - October, 2016
The DWA specialist is seeing increasing demand for its data-warehouse design and development software on Apache Hadoop, complementing its existing support for a variety of analytic databases.
Trifacta offers data wrangling anytime, anywhere with cloud and database options
MIS Impact Report - October, 2016
The data wrangling specialist has expanded the cloud and data source options for users of its software in the latest release, with support for multiple relational databases and cloud storage platforms, in addition to Hadoop.
Arimo combines TensorFlow and Spark for predictive behavioral analytics
MIS Impact Report - October, 2016
Arimo, formerly known as Adatao, renamed and repositioned itself in the last 12 months, emerging with a focus on predictive behavioral intelligence powered by a combination of Apache Spark and TensorFlow.
Zaloni updates data lake management and self-service data-preparation tandem
MIS Impact Report - October, 2016
Data lake management and self-service data-preparation vendor Zaloni recently updated its Bedrock and Mica products. While the products remain available separately, the company has launched Data Lake 360°, which combines the two with its professional services.
Paxata looks beyond self-service data prep, pitches business information platform
MIS Impact Report - September, 2016
The self-service data preparation pioneer is looking to elevate its positioning to address the needs of business users, with its software now positioned as a business information platform.
SAP snaps up Altiscale for its big-data analytics managed services
TDM Deal Analysis - September, 2016
Following recent speculation, SAP has confirmed that it has acquired big-data analytics MSP Altiscale, adding Hadoop, Spark and self-service analytics as a service to its portfolio and boosting its big-data credentials.
Fivetran aims to transform data integration with cloud-based approach to ELT
MIS Impact Report - September, 2016
Launched in 2015, the company offers a cloud-based data-extraction and -loading service that enables enterprises to integrate data from multiple SaaS applications and databases into cloud data warehouses.
Hortonworks combines NiFi with Kafka, Storm, Ambari and Ranger with HDF 2.0
MIS Impact Report - September, 2016
The company has released version 2.0 of its Hortonworks DataFlow for integrating, managing and analyzing data in motion, combining the Apache NiFi, Kafka, Storm, Ambari and Ranger projects.
Alooma beams in cloud-based spin on ETL-based data integration
MIS Impact Report - September, 2016
As an increasing volume of data is generated in SaaS-based applications, Alooma is offering a cloud-based data integration approach to extract, transform and load that data into data warehouses – typically also running in the cloud.
Cisco prepares to expand data management strategy via virtualization
MIS Impact Report - September, 2016
Cisco isn't known for its data management software. But the combination of Cisco Data Virtualization and Cisco Data Preparation gives it a platform to address growing demand for new approaches to data integration.
Accelerite proves it can build as well as buy with ShareInsights for big-data analytics
MIS Impact Report - September, 2016
Building on the experience of parent company Persistent Systems in delivering big-data analytic projects, Accelerite has created ShareInsights to enable end-to-end big-data analytics.
Riversand updates MDM offering with a view toward next-generation apps
MIS Impact Report - September, 2016
The latest version of its MDMCenter offering introduces data visualization and governance capabilities based on a NoSQL-based platform that is designed to address emerging MDM requirements.
Are ObjectRocket cloud databases the jewel in Rackspace's crown?
MIS Impact Report - September, 2016
Rackspace's database-as-a-service division, ObjectRocket, remains its fastest-growing business. Still primarily offering the NoSQL MongoDB database as a service, ObjectRocket is also building out its connectivity to other data sources and services. But why are developers so enamored?
Stitch emerges from RJMetrics with ETL as a service, following cloud BI sale
MIS Impact Report - August, 2016
RJMetrics is no more. With Magento Commerce having acquired its cloud BI product, the rest of the company has become Stitch, which is building a new business based on its ETL as a service for developers.
iguaz.io prepares distributed multi-model converged data services platform
MIS Impact Report - August, 2016
The startup is beta testing its distributed platform for delivering multiple data services - including NoSQL and streaming as well as Hadoop- and S3-compatible file and object storage - combined with non-volatile memory.
With version 9, MarkLogic accelerates focus on integrating data silos
MIS Impact Report - August, 2016
The enterprise NoSQL database vendor has adjusted its positioning to focus on business value and the role that MarkLogic can play in enabling enterprises to integrate data from multiple databases for emerging applications.
Striim adds native Kafka support with streaming integration update
MIS Impact Report - August, 2016
Streaming integration and operational intelligence provider Striim has updated its product to version 3.6, adding native support for Apache Kafka, as well as integration with Amazon's Redshift and S3.
H2O lets off a little Steam, advances Spark integration for machine learning
MIS Impact Report - July, 2016
Machine-learning specialist H2O has updated Sparkling Water and has begun beta testing Steam, its platform for operationalizing and automating machine-learning model development, training and deployment.
Workday takes analytics for SaaS apps to the next level with Platfora pickup
TDM Deal Analysis - July, 2016
The SaaS-based enterprise applications specialist has snapped up data discovery and visualization firm Platfora to help provide more insight on data inside Workday applications, as well as from external sources.
Trifacta integrates with Apache Atlas for metadata-driven data wrangling on Hortonworks
MIS Impact Report - July, 2016
Integration with the Apache Atlas project provides for data governance and metadata management on the Hortonworks Data Platform as a complement to the vendor's self-service data-wrangling software.
Self-service data-preparation pioneer Paxata continues on-premises push
MIS Impact Report - July, 2016
Paxata launched with a multi-tenant cloud approach to self-service data preparation, but 75% of its customer base is now on-premises. The latest update adds IT-focused governance and security controls designed to meet requirements for more strategic adoption.
Play it as it lies: the separation of compute and storage drives analytics in the cloud
MIS Spotlight - July, 2016
Database and analytic workloads might be slow to move to the cloud, but analytics in the cloud is still growing as an increasing volume of data is generated in the cloud and is unlikely to ever be moved on-premises.
Reltio celebrates flagship IMS Health alliance, touts MDM-driven PaaS growth
MIS Impact Report - July, 2016
The cloud-based master data management and data-driven applications platform provider is hoping the IMS Health relationship will serve as a blueprint for further industry expansion.
Data management specialist Talend files for an initial public offering
TDM Debut IQ - June, 2016
Bucking the recent trend of data-integration providers going private, the European data-integration company has set its sights on a US listing. Should Talend make it to the public markets, it would become the second venture-backed tech IPO of the year.
Global IDs continues expansion driven by enterprise-wide information management
MIS Impact Report - June, 2016
Given the current focus on managing data in Hadoop-based data lakes, it is easy to forget that companies like Global IDs have been offering products to manage data across the entire data estate for many years.
Xplenty outlines cloud data-integration positioning, seeks further funding
MIS Impact Report - June, 2016
Having tweaked its focus since our last update, the company seems to have found the right fit with its data-integration-as-a-service positioning, and reports growing customer traction as enterprises seek to integrate and analyze cloud data.
Tableau hints at wider analytics role as version 10 enters beta testing
MIS Impact Report - June, 2016
Some data integration and advanced analytics capabilities are coming to the next version of Tableau's visualization software, although the company will maintain its focus on mass-market self-service analysis.
Veristorm expands focus from mainframe to cloud data integration
MIS Impact Report - June, 2016
Best known as a purveyor of mainframe data integration and migration software, Veristorm has expanded its capabilities and is shifting its focus to databases running in the cloud.
Total Data market expected to reach $132bn by 2020
MIS Spotlight - June, 2016
The Total Data market, consisting of data platforms and analytics, will nearly double in size between the end of 2015 and 2020, according to a new market-sizing and -forecasting service from 451 Research.
Hadoop at 10: the expansion, convergence and divergence of the Hadoop ecosystem
MIS Spotlight - June, 2016
The Apache Hadoop ecosystem has expanded rapidly in recent years to incorporate multiple approaches to data storage and processing. As different vendors support different projects, the ecosystem is both converging and diverging.
SnapLogic adds support for Kafka and HDInsight to Elastic Integration Platform
MIS Impact Report - June, 2016
In the spring 2016 release of its Elastic Integration Platform, SnapLogic has added support for the Apache Kafka messaging system for streaming data, as well as furthered its integration with Microsoft Azure.
SAP refreshes cloud analytics and Roambi amid BusinessObjects branding revival
MIS Impact Report - June, 2016
The company has refreshed its on-premises business intelligence, cloud analytics, mobile BI and predictive analytics portfolio, and is now branding them all as part of the BusinessObjects family.
Pachyderm's 'Git for data,' a containerized alternative to Hadoop, reaches version 1.0
MIS Impact Report - May, 2016
The company combines containers with version control and data pipelines to create an alternative approach to large-scale distributed data processing and analytics.
Cambridge Semantics positions Anzo as a platform for multi-structured data lakes
MIS Impact Report - May, 2016
Having acquired MPP graph analytics capabilities in 2016 to add to its own semantic web-based data management platform, Cambridge Semantics is now targeting multi-structured data lakes.
Tesora highlights the value of Trove DBaaS, seeks OpenStack adoption maturity
MIS Impact Report - May, 2016
Having committed itself to driving the expansion and adoption of the Trove database-as-a-service OpenStack project, the company is now noting increased adoption and its first paying customers.
Podium Data seeks place on winners' rostrum in 'data lake' management
MIS Impact Report - May, 2016
The company is seeking a substantial series A investment round to fund the expansion of its business providing data lake management software.
Cazena expands managed big-data service options, adding Greenplum and Azure
MIS Impact Report - May, 2016
The company's managed big-data service – covering both Hadoop and analytics database functionality – is now available on Microsoft Azure, as well as Amazon Web Services, as Cazena refines its use-case positioning.
Switch to customer support focus looks like a wise move for Wise.io
MIS Impact Report - April, 2016
Focusing its machine learning capabilities as the basis for customer support applications has given Wise.io some differentiation and has laid the foundations for market expansion.