Oracle 10g Developing Media Rich Applications - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781555583316, 9780080492018

Oracle 10g Developing Media Rich Applications

1st Edition

Authors: Lynne Dunckley Larry Guros
eBook ISBN: 9780080492018
Paperback ISBN: 9781555583316
Imprint: Digital Press
Published Date: 21st November 2006
Page Count: 520
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Oracle 10g Developing Media Rich Applications is focused squarely on database administrators and programmers as the foundation of multimedia database applications. With the release of Oracle8 Database in 1997, Oracle became the first commercial database with integrated multimedia technology for application developers. Since that time, Oracle has enhanced and extended these features to include native support for image, audio, video and streaming media storage; indexing, retrieval and processing in the Oracle Database, Application Server; and development tools. Databases are not only words and numbers for accountants, but they also should utilize a full range of media to satisfy customer needs, from race car engineers, to manufacturing processes to security.

The full range of audio, video and integration of media into databases is mission critical to these applications. This book details the most recent features in Oracle’s multimedia technology including those of the Oracle10gR2 Database and the Oracle9i Application Server. The technology covered includes: object relational media storage and services within the database, middle tier application development interfaces, wireless delivery mechanisms, and Java-based tools.

Key Features

  • Gives broad coverage to integration of multimedia features such as audio and instrumentation video, from race cars to analyze performance, to voice and picture recognition for security data bases. As well as full multimedia for presentations
  • Includes field tested examples in enterprise environments
  • Provides coverage in a thorough and clear fashion developed in a London University Professional Course


STRATEGIC FIT: High end Oracle book withn hands on Info for DBAs fits with Hobbs, Powell and Vallath books

MARKET/AUDIENCE: (PRIMARY):The book is focused squarely on database administrators and programmers (SECONDARY):Application developers who will be using modern tools such as Java to build multimedia applications.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Multimedia Explained
  3. How does Oracle10g support image, audio and video content?
  4. Getting Ready: What you need to know before you media-enhance your application.
  5. Building the database
  6. Protecting your data
  7. Where and how to use intermedia
  8. Building a simple application
  9. Creating image audio, and video objects with intermedia Exploring the Benefits of Using Objects.
  10. Java Application Development
  11. Advanced Queries - Content Based Retrieval. Problems & challenges
  12. Java Development Tools
  13. Using PL/SQL for intermedia applications
  14. Multimedia Database Middleware Coping with multimedia data on networks Streaming Media
  15. XML and SMIL: Something to Smile About
  16. Understanding the Big Picture. Appendix B: About PL/SQL Versions. intermedia Resources for PL/SQL Developers Appendix C: CD Contents. Index


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About the Author

Lynne Dunckley

Professor of IT, TVU London University since September, 2001, formally lecturing posts in Computing at The Open University and the University of Luton, 1986-98. She is currently programme leader for the undergraduate and taught postgraduate programmes in Computing and Information Systems at TVU, London. She recently published a textbook on ‘Multimedia Databases’ for Addison Wesley.

Project Review Officer, responsible for IT and MIS systems, at Local Government Management Board, from 1982-1985, having been promoted from the post of Head of Local Government Examination Section. Database administrator for large-scale UK government databases.

Systems Analyst PPEB/JADPU Home Office & Police Computer Unit, 1975-78

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of IT, TVU London University

Larry Guros

Affiliations and Expertise

Member of the Technical Staff – Oracle Corporation

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