Microsoft in an urge to work on big data integration, the software giant has hired form Yahoo chief scientist Raghu Ramakrishnan. The company has added to its technical fellow ranks a former Yahoo chief scientist to help Redmond’s big data push. Ramakrishnan, according to Microsoft, is a “Technical Fellow in the Server and Tools Business,” where he works on “big data and integration between STB’s cloud offerings and the Online Services Division’s platform assets.”
Ramakrishnan has been chief scientist for three divisions at Yahoo over the past five years (Audience, Cloud Platforms, Search). He also was a Yahoo Fellow leading applied science and research teams in Yahoo Labs, his bio says, and he worked on Yahoo’s CORE personalization project, the PNUTS geo-replicated cloud service platform and the creation of Yahoo’s Web of Objects through Web-scale information extraction.