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Managing Multimedia and Unstructured Data in the Oracle Database by Marcelle Kratochvil

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Chapter 3. The Multimedia Warehouse

This chapter covers the basics of what a multimedia warehouse is, what it's useful for, and how it compares to a traditional data warehouse. A key focus will be on the importance of metadata and how it must be correctly managed, as well as covering categorizing techniques of digital objects and the different ways of dealing with data consistency.

Comparing

A multimedia warehouse is based on the same concepts as a data warehouse but can vary dramatically, because the nature of the digital objects stored within it enable new capabilities and concepts. Most multimedia warehouses employ to some data transformation, cleansing, and cataloging to make them more efficient to query and report on. Additionally, they might ...

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