This preface lists changes in Oracle Multimedia User's Guide.
The following are changes in Oracle Multimedia User's Guide for Oracle Database 12c Release 1 (12.1).
The following features are new in this release:
Oracle Multimedia Support for the DICOM Protocol in Oracle Database
Oracle Multimedia Support for DICOM Content in Oracle WebCenter Content
Oracle Multimedia Support for Full Mode Database Export and Import
Support for Oracle Multimedia in CDBs
Oracle Multimedia Support in Rolling Upgrade
The following sections summarize these new features.
Oracle Multimedia now supports the DICOM communication protocol, the universally accepted standard for exchanging DICOM images over computer networks. This feature enables the use of this protocol to store and access DICOM content from Oracle Database.
Oracle Multimedia DICOM support has been integrated into Oracle WebCenter Content. With this support, Oracle WebCenter Content can now be used to store and manage DICOM content. This feature includes:
A DICOM protocol adapter that supports access to Oracle WebCenter Content DICOM data sources and DICOM viewers
A DICOM WebCenter Content component that extracts DICOM metadata into the WebCenter Content store, generates thumbnail images, and converts images to Web-compatible formats
Support for accessing DICOM content in its original repository, and for transferring DICOM content into Oracle WebCenter Content
Full database export and full database import using the Oracle Data Pump utilities are now supported for Oracle Multimedia.
A multitenant container database (CDB) is a single physical database that contains zero, one, or many customer-created pluggable databases (PDBs). A PDB is a portable collection of schemas, schema objects, and nonschema objects that appears to an Oracle Net client as a non-CDB. A non-CDB is a traditional Oracle database that cannot contain a PDB. Oracle Multimedia is supported in both CDB and non-CDB architectures.
The following feature is deprecated in this release, and may be desupported in a future release:
ORDImage Support for DICOM
See Oracle Multimedia Reference for information about alternatives.
The following section summarizes this deprecated feature.
The DICOM support in ORDImage objects that was introduced in Oracle Database 10g Release 2 (10.2) is deprecated in Oracle Database 12c Release 1 (12.1), and may be desupported in a future release.
Oracle recommends writing new medical imaging applications to use the DICOM support that was introduced in Oracle Database 11g Release 1 (11.1). This support is documented in Oracle Multimedia DICOM Developer's Guide.
Oracle also recommends migrating existing applications from the DICOM support in ORDImage objects to the DICOM support that was introduced in Oracle Database 11g Release 1 (11.1). This process is described in Oracle Multimedia DICOM Developer's Guide.