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Advanced Oracle PL/SQL Developer's Guide - Second Edition by Saurabh K. Gupta

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Chapter 7. Oracle SecureFiles

The fact that data is growing multifolds at a tremendous speed has led to the evolution of a number of data management trends and Big Data is one of them. A large amount of information from web content, sensors, documents, images, and location services has pushed organizations to place serious thought to data management strategies and distil out nuggets of information. The data can be structured, semi-structured, or unstructured.

In relational database terminology, unstructured data such as binary files or documents are classified as large objects. Oracle has been allowing users to store large objects in the tables of a relational database for a long time. While the large objects are prototyped as BLOB or CLOB in a ...

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