CHAPTER 12Data Warehousing

One of the primary focal points of Oracle Database 11g is to change the perception of how to utilize the database for content management. Typically, third-party applications are used to manage content within the database. Traditionally, the database served as a repository of metadata for content management. Oracle Database 11g provides tremendous improvements in the world of LOBs to fortify the native content management capabilities of Oracle Database.

To meet ever-demanding mission-critical business requirements, more and more Fortune 500 companies store their documents and images in the database. For example, corporate documents/images can be in the form of PDF, JPG/TIFF, or PNG. Even with Oracle Database 10g, large ...

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