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Chip Shot: Intel Acquires Hadoop Consulting Firm Xtremeinsights

Intel announced today that it acquired Xtremeinsights,Inc. to help drive adoption of the Intel Distribution for Apache Hadoop. The privately held big data analytics consulting company is focused on Hadoop deployments for advanced analytics and machine learning. The team, based in Schaumberg, Ill., joined Intel’s Datacenter Software Division led by vice president and general manager, Boyd Davis.