Oracle Multimedia

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Oracle Multimedia
Original author(s) Oracle Corporation
Developer(s) Oracle Corporation
Development status Active
Operating system Cross-platform
Available in English
Type Software framework
License Proprietary software
Website Official website

Oracle Multimedia (formerly Oracle interMedia from versions 8 to 10gR2[1]) is a feature available for Oracle databases, which provides multimedia utilities in a database environment, generating as a result a multimedia database (MMDB).


Oracle Multimedia is a framework which:[2]

Oracle Multimedia manages multimedia data within an Oracle database under transaction control (see transaction processing); using by default database schemas named ORDSYS and ORDPLUGINS (the "ORD" prefix designates "object-relational data").

ORDSYS provides four media classes:[3]

  • ORDAudio
  • ORDDoc
  • ORDImage
  • ORDVideo

Alternatively, an Oracle database can use Oracle Multimedia to store and index meta-information together with external references that enable efficient access to media-content stored outside the database.


  1. ^ "Multimedia User's Guide". Oracle Technology Network. Retrieved 2017-05-12. In Oracle Database 11g Release 1 (11.1), the name Oracle interMedia was changed to Oracle Multimedia. The feature remains the same, only the name has changed. 
  2. ^ Steve Guilford (Jul 17, 2013). "Putting the Oracle Database to Work as a Multimedia Data Warehouse". Database trends and applications. 
  3. ^ Lynne Dunckley, Larry Guros (8 April 2011). Digital Press, ed. Oracle 10g Developing Media Rich Applications. 

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