Big Data Lite Virtual Machine is the most straight-forward way to start learning about Oracle Big Data Stack or even develop demos/proof of concepts on top of it. (don't forget however that BD Lite only emulates Big Data environment and while it provides the functionality, it can't be used for any kind of performance benchmarks).
Migrating the VM to Oracle IaaS environment is one way to handle some limitations and potential issues.
Turns out there is a better way: Oracle Ravello.
[Read More @ https://blogs.oracle.com/imc/entry/ravello_cs_with_big_data]