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Oracle interMedia, a feature available for Oracle databases, provides multimedia utilities in a database environment. At the release of Oracle Database 11g, Oracle Corporation changed the name of Oracle interMedia to Oracle Multimedia.
- as a general-purpose feature enables the management and retrieval of image, audio, and video data
- recognizes the most popular multimedia formats and can automate metadata extraction and basic image-processing
- facilitates the development of multimedia applications using JSPs, servlets, PL/SQL or tools such as JDeveloper (ADF/UIX) and Oracle Portal.
interMedia manages multimedia data within an Oracle database under transaction control (see transaction processing); using by default database schemas named
ORDPLUGINS. (The "ORD" prefix designates "object-relational data".)
Alternatively, an Oracle database can use interMedia to store and index meta-information together with external references that enable efficient access to media-content stored outside the database.
- "Oracle Multimedia Documentation for Oracle Database 12c". www.oracle.com. Oracle Technology Network. Retrieved 2013-12-11. "The name Oracle interMedia was changed to Oracle Multimedia in Oracle Database 11g Release 1."