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Unstructured Data

Content management involves storing more than just names and numbers in the database. You can store images, audio, video, mapping data, and documents, collectively known as unstructured data. Documents can be binary format or XML. You can run searches across all these kinds of data.

Oracle Intermedia

Oracle interMedia lets you write applications to manipulate images, audio, and video within the database:

interMedia Java Classes API Reference (Javadoc) HTML  
interMedia Reference HTML PDF
interMedia Java Classes for Servlets and JSP API Reference (Javadoc) HTML  
interMedia Java Classes Reference HTML PDF
interMedia User's Guide HTML PDF


You can store XML content in the database, and write applications to process it and use it as a data interchange format:

XML Developer's Kit Programmer's Guide HTML PDF
XML DB Developer's Guide HTML PDF
XML Java API Reference (Javadoc) HTML  

Application Development

You can store unlimited amounts of text and binary data using Oracle's large object (LOB) types. The data cartridge framework lets you integrate your own complex data types into Oracle's query and index operations.

Application Developer's Guide - Large Objects HTML PDF
Application Developer's Guide - Object-Relational Features HTML PDF
Application Developer's Guide - Expression Filter HTML PDF
Data Cartridge Developer's Guide HTML PDF
Data Cartridge Java API Reference (Javadoc) HTML  

Oracle Text

Oracle Text turns the database into a search engine. You can search for text in regular columns, for text inside various kinds of binary-format documents, and for text, tags, and attributes inside XML documents.

Text Reference HTML PDF
Text Application Developer's Guide HTML PDF

Oracle Ultra Search

Oracle Ultra Search, built on top of Oracle Text, lets you customize and manage a search engine for database content.

Ultra Search User's Guide HTML PDF
Ultra Search Java API Reference (Javadoc) HTML  

Oracle Spatial

Oracle Spatial lets you store geospatial data and write mapping applications.

Spatial User's Guide and Reference HTML PDF
Spatial GeoRaster HTML PDF
Spatial Topology and Network Data Models HTML PDF

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