This section describes the new features in the following release:
Oracle SecureFiles adds the following capabilities:
Intelligent LOB compression enables users to explicitly compress data to save disk space. This feature can only be used with the new LOB implementation in this release (storage parameter
Intelligent LOB encryption introduces a new encryption facility for LOBs. The encrypted data in now stored in-place and is available for random reads and writes. This feature can only be used with the new LOB implementation in this release (storage parameter
Deduplication enables Oracle Database to automatically detect duplicate LOB data and conserve space by only storing one copy (storage parameter
LOB data path optimization includes logical cache above storage layer, read prefetching, new caching modes, vectored IO, and so on.
New LOB APIs. Existing OCI functions work on the new
SECUREFILE LOBs. New OCI functions and PL/SQL packages are also added. Parameters of the
TABLE, and SQL commands are new or changed for LOBs. High performance space management includes changes to LOB SQL statements and
DBMS_SPACE package changes.
See Also:Chapter 4, "Using Oracle SecureFiles"
OCI LOB prefetching gives you improved performance.