<!-- content goes here --> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="5" class="otn01v0" width="100%"><tbody><tr align="left" valign="top"><td colspan="2" rowspan="1"> <p> <img align="left" height="39" hspace="2" src="[!--$wcmUrl('resource','121102')--]" vspace="3" width="129"/> <span> SecureFiles - The Next Generation Unstructured Data Management </span> </p> <br clear="none"/> <span>SecureFiles is a new feature in Oracle Database 11 <em>g</em> that offers best solution for storing file content such as images, audio, video, PDFs, spreadsheets etc. Traditionally, relational data is stored in a database while unstructured data is stored as files in file systems. SecureFiles is a <span> <span>major paradigm shift</span> </span> with the choice of files storage. SecureFiles is specifically engineered to deliver high performance for file data comparable to that of traditional file systems while retaining the advantages of the Oracle database. SecureFiles offers the <q>best-of-both-worlds</q> architecture from both the database and filesystem worlds for storing unstructured data. <br clear="none"/> <br clear="none"/> <br clear="none"/> SecureFiles is a completely new architecture inside the Oracle Database 11 <em>g</em> for handling file or unstructured data. It features entirely new disk formats, network protocol, space management, redo and undo formats, buffer caching, and intelligent I/O subsystem. SecureFiles represents the core infrastructure for managing unstructured content inside the Oracle database. With SecureFiles, Oracle has perfected the use of the database for storage of all enterprise data. </span> <br clear="none"/> <br clear="none"/> <span>Key Technical Advantages</span> <br clear="none"/> <img height="10" src="[!--$wcmUrl('resource','121506')--]" width="100%"/> <p> <span>SecureFiles is designed for high performance and includes advanced features typically found in high-end file systems. <br clear="none"/> </span> </p> <ul><li> <span> <a href="[!--$wcmUrl('link','087187')--]">High Performance</a> </span> </li><li> <span> <a href="[!--$wcmUrl('link','092218')--]#dedup">Deduplication</a> </span> </li><li> <span> <a href="[!--$wcmUrl('link','092218')--]#comp">Compression</a> </span> </li><li> <span> <a href="[!--$wcmUrl('link','092218')--]#encrypt">Encryption</a> </span> </li><li> <span> <a href="[!--$wcmUrl('link','092218')--]#logging">Advanced Logging</a> </span> </li></ul> <span> <img align="right" height="178" src="[!--$wcmUrl('resource','126329')--]" width="157"/>In addition to these advanced file system features, SecureFiles can take advantage of several advanced Oracle Database capabilities such as: </span> <ul><li> <span>Transactions, Read Consistency, Flashback</span> </li><li> <span>100% Backward Compatibility with LOB Interfaces</span> </li><li> <span>Readable Standby, Consistent Backup, Point in Time Recovery</span> </li><li> <span>Fine Grained Auditing, Label Security</span> </li><li> <span>XML indexing, XML Queries, XPath</span> </li><li> <span>Real Application Clusters</span> </li><li> <span>Automatic Storage Management</span> </li><li> <span>Partitioning and ILM</span> </li></ul> <span>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 <a href="[!--$wcmUrl('link','099255')--]">here</a>. <br clear="none"/> </span> <br clear="none"/> <br clear="none"/> </td></tr></tbody></table> false ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,