Megatrend: Big Data
Our big data assets line up like this: SQL, certainly at the heart. When you look at our big data assets and you think about big data and what we do with big data here in the company, the ability to bet on Hadoop is at the heart of our big data story. So what we've done with Hadoop is we've made a full bet. We're completely aligned with Apache on Hadoop.
-- Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer