About the Writer:
Matt Aslett covers data management software for The 451 Group's information management practice, including relational and non-relational databases, data warehousing and data caching. Matthew is also an expert in open source software and contributes regularly to reports produced through the 451 Commercial Adoption of Open Source (CAOS) Research Service, as well as to the 451 CAOS Theory blog. Prior to joining The 451 Group, Matthew was deputy editor of monthly magazine Computer Business Review and ComputerWire's daily news service. There he covered Linux and open source software and launched the successful Open Source Weblog in January 2006. 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, including Unigram/X, IBM System User and JavaVision. Matthew holds a BA in multimedia journalism from Bournemouth University in the UK.