Re: Large files in a database

From: Hans Forbrich <>
Date: Sat, 22 Mar 2003 02:35:28 GMT
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Oracle has several ways of handling this issue. Yes, BFile is one intrinsic method of keeping the file outside of the database. BFile is one example of a LOB (Large Object) datatype in Oracle. In addition, Oracle has other interesting, native (read no additional licensing required) multimedia capabilities that might help manage the images either inside or outside the database.

To be fair, similar discussions hold for the other mainstream RDBMSs.


Pablo Sanchez wrote:

> .....

> access to files from within their product. Sybase has ETFS and Oracle

> has (I believe it's named) BFILES.
> --
> Pablo Sanchez, High-Performance Database Engineering
Received on Sat Mar 22 2003 - 03:35:28 CET

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