|Oracle9i Application Developer's Guide - Large Objects (LOBs)
Release 1 (9.0.1)
Part Number A88879-01
Introduction to LOBs, 12 of 12
Multimedia data is increasingly being used on web pages, CD-ROMs, in film and television, for education, entertainment, security, and other industries. Typical multimedia data is large and can be comprised of audio, video, scripts, resumes, graphics, photographs, and so on.
Much of this data is unstructured. LOBs have been designed to handle large unstructured data. "Unstructured Data" is described earlier in this chapter.
Examples in this manual use a Multimedia schema based on table Multimedia_tavb. Where applicable, any deviations or extensions to this table are described where appropriate.