Matt Aslett

Research Director, Data Management and Analytics, 451 Research

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. Matt is also an expert in open source software and regularly contributes to 451 Research's open source-related research. Prior to joining The 451 Group, 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. He has also contributed to a number of other publications. Matt holds a BA in Multimedia Journalism from Bournemouth University in the UK.

Submitted Sessions

It is now over three years since Oracle acquired MySQL along with Sun Microsystems. Fears for the open source database's survival appear to have been misplaced. Oracle has increased investment in MySQL development, while a thriving ecosystem of potential alternatives and complementary product has emerged. This presentation covers the latest research from 451 Research into the state of the... [read more]

The popular understanding of Eric Brewer's CAP Theorem is that in distributed systems it is only possible to support two out of three desired properties: consistency, availability and partition tolerance. The 'two out of three' explanation of CAP Theorem has been used in recent years to explain and justify the emergence of NoSQL databases that relax consistency in favour of high availability.... [read more]

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