Why open source is so important to Microsoft

The company’s CTO of Data spoke with ZDNet about the growing importance of open source, given Microsoft now finds itself as one of the biggest contributors.

Microsoft CTO of Data Raghu Ramakrishnan joined the tech giant from Yahoo in 2012, bringing with him a keen interest in open source with roots in Hadoop from its inception.

Speaking with ZDNet while in Sydney this week, Ramakrishnan described the investment Microsoft has since made, and discussed why the Windows-maker is placing such a „big“ bet on open source.

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