“Today’s enterprise IT teams, and the developers in their ranks, like to fail fast. They don’t have the luxury of spending months developing and testing a new application only to find out it does not or no longer will meet the needs of the business. That’s something they need to find out ASAP, and it requires agility. Big Data applications are no exception. To be successful, organizations need to extend the agile, DevOps model to Big Data and allow data scientists and the developers they work with to get to the answers they need as quickly as possible. A private cloud infrastructure can be the answer for many organizations.” Tom Phelan ( February 10, 2015 )