|Original author(s)||Oracle Corporation|
Oracle Multimedia (formerly Oracle interMedia from versions 8 to 10gR2) 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:
- 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 (with new packages) or tools such as JDeveloper (ADF/UIX) and Oracle Portal.
Oracle Multimedia 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").
ORDSYS provides four media classes:
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.
- "Multimedia User's Guide". docs.oracle.com. 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.
- Steve Guilford (Jul 17, 2013). "Putting the Oracle Database to Work as a Multimedia Data Warehouse". Database trends and applications.
- Lynne Dunckley, Larry Guros (8 April 2011). Digital Press, ed. Oracle 10g Developing Media Rich Applications.