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Matt Aslett
Research Manager, Data Management and Analytics, 451 Research

As Research Manager 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.

Research Director Reflects on New Big Data Book

October 31, 2012 | by Matt Aslett, Research Manager, Data Management and Analytics, 451 Research
Matt Aslett, research director at 451 Research, wrote the foreword for the new book Harness the Power of Big Data, and he shares here some of his thoughts on the topic - and the book. ‘Big Data’ is a curious phrase. Since I first encountered it some three and a half years ago, it has come to be one...