Here it is. The reason I chose Oracle Linux over all the other distros out there. Over Debian-based Ubuntu, with which I am somewhat familiar, and over Fedora-based Red Hat, which is commonly used in enterprise environments. The reason I chose Oracle Linux, is that I want to learn more about Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition, OBIEE.
The learning curve with configuring OBIEE is significant, to say the least, which is why I recommend running it under Oracle Linux on a Virtual Machine, snapshotted at regular intervals. That way, when you run into a roadblock, you can make a note of what went wrong, revert to the last snapshot and avoid that particular roadblock the next time around.
Over the coming weeks and months, I will be chronicling my journey through getting OBIEE set up. Don’t worry; there’ll be other stuff in there as well. For now, here are a few links that I have found useful: