SecureFiles - The Next Generation Unstructured Data Management

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SecureFiles was first introduced in Oracle Database 11g, and enables a major paradigm shift for storing and managing files. SecureFiles provides the best solution for storing file content such as images, audio, video, PDFs, spreadsheets etc. Traditionally, relational data is stored in a database while unstructured data is stored as files in file systems. SecureFiles is specifically engineered to deliver high performance for file data comparable to that of traditional file systems while retaining the advantages of Oracle Database. SecureFiles offers the best-of-both-worlds architecture from both the database and filesystem worlds for storing unstructured data. With SecureFiles, Oracle has perfected the use of the database for storage of all enterprise data.

Key Technical Advantages

SecureFiles is designed for high performance and includes advanced features typically found in high-end file systems.

In addition to these advanced file system features, SecureFiles can take advantage of several advanced Oracle Database capabilities such as:

  • Transactions, Read Consistency, Flashback
  • 100% Backward Compatibility with LOB Interfaces
  • Readable Standby, Consistent Backup, Point in Time Recovery
  • Fine Grained Auditing, Label Security
  • XML indexing, XML Queries, XPath
  • Real Application Clusters
  • Automatic Storage Management
  • Partitioning and ILM

Data stored in SecureFiles can be accessed through both database and file system clients. SecureFiles interfaces are completely backward with LOB interfaces. More information on using SecureFiles and Migration can be found here.

Technical Information
 NEW - Technical White Paper: DBFS use case performance on Exadata configurations PDF
 Technical White Paper: VARCHAR and SecureFiles CLOB: A Comparative Analysis PDF
 Technical White Paper: DBFS and SecureFiles PDF
 Presentation: Oracle Database 11g SecureFiles and Database File System (Oracle OpenWorld 2010) PDF
 Presentation: Database File System (DBFS) and SecureFiles (Oracle OpenWorld 2009) PDF
 Technical White Paper: Information Management with Oracle Database 11g PDF
 Technical White Paper: Ingest, Scale and Manage Data Explosion using Oracle SecureFiles on a LSI 7900 Storage Array PDF
 Technical White Paper: Oracle SecureFiles: Prepared for the Digital Deluge PDF
 Technical White Paper: Oracle SecureFiles System PDF
 Technical White Paper: SecureFiles Overview PDF
 Technical White Paper: High performance with SecureFiles PDF
 Technical White Paper: Migrating to SecureFiles PDF
 Presentation: Boost Your Database Performance 10x with SecureFiles (Oracle OpenWorld 2008) PDF
 Presentation: Next-generation Unstructured Data Management (Oracle OpenWorld 2007) PDF
 SecureFiles Frequently Asked Questions
 Data Sheet: Advanced Compression PDF
 Technical White Paper: Advanced Compression Overview PDF

Learn More
 SecureFiles Performance
 SecureFiles Advanced Features
 Using SecureFiles
 Migrating to SecureFiles
 SecureFiles Hands-On Tutorial (Oracle By Example)
 SecureFiles and Large Objects Developer's Guide

 Download Example Custom DBFS Store
 Download SecureFiles Performance Test Kit

Customer Success Stories
 National Ignition Facility

Press and Articles
 Oracle and LSI Deliver Breakthrough Benchmark Performance Utilizing Oracle Database 11g for File System Storage
 Oracle Database 11g: The Top New Features for DBAs and Developers

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