|Original author(s)||Oracle Corporation|
Oracle Multimedia (formerly Oracle interMedia from versions 8 to 11g), 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.
- "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.
- 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.