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Oracle Database Online Documentation 11g Release 2 (11.2)

Unstructured Data and Content Management

Oracle Secure Files provides enhanced LOB-type storage for applications managing all types of data. Implement applications that deliver performance comparable to file system storage, with rich information retrieval capabilities organized around specialized semantic content models, such as relational, XML-based, full text, spatial, and multimedia data.

Oracle Secure Files and Large Objects

Oracle Secure Files, providing enhanced large object (LOB) storage functionality with file system performance, provides a foundation for a wide range of content management applications.

Describes use of large object data types BLOB, CLOB, NCLOB, and BFILE in application development. Presents APIs for working with LOBs in supported programmatic environments, and SecureFiles, that are LOBs that support compression, encryption, and deduplication. Describes database file systems and the Oracle Database File System Hierarchical Store package.
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XML

Oracle XML DB and XML Developer's Kit enable you to develop high performance applications that process XML content and manage XML stored in the database. XDK and XML APIs allow you to generate and store XML data in the database or in documents outside the database.

This manual describes Oracle XML DB. It includes guidelines and examples for storing, generating, accessing, searching, validating, transforming, evolving, and indexing XML data in Oracle Database.
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Provides information to application developers who need to use components of the Oracle XML Developer's Kit (XDK) to generate and store XML data in a database or in a document outside the database. Examples and sample applications are introduced. Developers need familiarity with XML and a third-generation programming language such as Java, C, or C++.
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Describes the Java APIs for XML.
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Describes the C APIs for XML.
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Describes the C++ APIs for XML.
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Oracle Text

Oracle Text brings search engine-like full text search capabilities to Oracle Database. Oracle Text provides a foundation for building your own search applications. Search regular columns, text inside various kinds of binary-format documents, and text, tags, and attributes inside XML documents.

Provides information for building applications with Oracle Text.
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Provides reference information for building applications with Oracle Text.
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Oracle Spatial and Location Information

Use features described in these manuals to implement applications that manage data with spatial organization.

Provides usage and reference information for indexing and storing spatial data and for developing spatial applications using Oracle Spatial and Graph and Oracle Locator.
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Provides usage and reference information for the GeoRaster feature of Oracle Spatial and Graph, which lets you store, index, query, analyze, and deliver raster data (raster image and gridded data and its associated metadata).
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Provides usage and reference information about the Topology Data Model and Network Data Model Graph features of Oracle Spatial and Graph.
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Provides Javadoc-generated information about interfaces and classes that support features available with Oracle Spatial, including GeoRaster and the topology and network data models, and with MapViewer, which is packaged with Oracle Fusion Middleware.
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Oracle Multimedia

Oracle Multimedia (formerly known as Oracle interMedia) lets you write applications to manage images, audio,video, and other heterogeneous media data in Oracle databases.

Presents information about using Oracle Database to store, manage, and retrieve images, audio, video, DICOM format medical images and other objects, or other heterogeneous media data in an integrated fashion with other enterprise information. (Oracle Multimedia was formerly known as Oracle interMedia.)
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Presents reference and other information about using Oracle Database to store, manage, and retrieve DICOM content such as single-frame and multiframe images, waveforms, slices of 3-D volumes, video segments, and structured reports in an integrated fashion with other enterprise information. (Oracle Multimedia was formerly known as Oracle interMedia.)
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Presents reference information about using Oracle Database to store, manage, and retrieve images, audio, video, DICOM format medical images and other objects, or other heterogeneous media data in an integrated fashion with other enterprise information. (Oracle Multimedia was formerly known as Oracle interMedia.)
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Presents reference information about writing Java applications using Oracle Multimedia objects to manage multimedia content within Oracle Database. (Oracle Multimedia was formerly known as Oracle interMedia.)
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Presents reference information about writing Java applications using the Oracle Multimedia object designed to store Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) data within Oracle Database. (Oracle Multimedia was formerly known as Oracle interMedia.)
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Presents reference information about writing Java applications using Oracle Multimedia to extract Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) metadata outside of the database, either on the client or in the middle tier. (Oracle Multimedia was formerly known as Oracle interMedia.)
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Presents reference information about writing Java applications using Java servlets and JavaServer Pages (JSP) to retrieve and upload multimedia data from and to Oracle Database. (Oracle Multimedia was formerly known as Oracle interMedia.)
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Other Content Types

These manuals relate to implementing support for new content types within the Oracle database.

Describes how to implement custom indexing and query optimization services and how to package and use these as a server extension called a data cartridge.
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Provides usage and reference information about Oracle Database support for semantic technologies, including storage, inference, and query capabilities for data and ontologies based on Resource Description Framework (RDF), RDF Schema (RDFS), and Web Ontology Language (OWL).
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Provides usage and reference information about how to manage, index, and evaluate conditional expressions in relational tables.
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Describes user-defined object data types and how to use these data types to model complex real-world entities as objects in the database.
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