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

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Oracle HTTP servers

There are two HTTP gateway servers available in Oracle. One uses the Oracle listener to act as an HTTP server and it can deliver data from the database using PL/SQL stored procedures. The second involves using Apache and the Mod PL/SQL gateway. Each have advantages and disadvantages in using them.

The Apache HTTP server offers additional capabilities such as virtual directory configuration, SSL, URL rewrites, Single Sign On, and a whole range of open source plugins. The embedded gateway has limitations but is simple to configure and is designed to work with Mod PL/SQL (and Oracle Apex). It's lightweight and is embedded in the Oracle listener, requiring one less process to manage.

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