Re: SECUREFILES disaster

From: Mladen Gogala <>
Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2012 03:16:33 +0000 (UTC)
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On Mon, 23 Apr 2012 06:33:20 -0700, Mark D Powell wrote:

> ust some general comments
> The LOB data type has never been known for its space efficiency.

This is an understatement. That was OK while LOB columns were an exception but now LOB columns are found in each and every database. CTXSYS indexes are free, text searches are more and more common, but the space issues are just horrific. I hoped that "completely re-written LOB storage engine", to put it into Oracle's own words, might help, but no such luck.

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