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

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Scalability

When dealing with Multimedia, one has to look at the different dimensions of scalability to best understand how the Oracle Database best handles it.

Scalability is defined by how well an application performs without code change, as the number of objects, their size, and how they are accessed increases. A database scales well when minimal to no structural changes are needed when an application is initially configured. As an application grows (based on the dimensions described later), it is up to the database with assistance from various modules within it, to control and manage performance. This includes managing the CPU, memory, disk I/O, and network bandwidth.

Scalability is bidirectional

A point often overlooked when it comes to understanding ...

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