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Oracle Multimedia will be removed in Oracle Database 19c

With Oracle Database 19c being available on Exadata now, and most likely soon on-prem as well, there’s a significant change you should be aware of when using image processing features inside the database: Oracle Multimedia will be removed in Oracle Database 19c.

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Oracle Multimedia will be removed in Oracle Database 19c

When you upgrade or migrate your database to Oracle 19c, then Oracle Multimedia APIs will be still exist but won’t function anymore.

Read here in the Oracle Database 19c Upgrade Guide:

Desupport of Oracle Multemedia

Oracle Multimedia is desupported in Oracle Database

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Oracle Multimedia is deprecated in Oracle 18c

While I was writing the blog post about Creating CDBs and non-CDBs with less options I realized that Oracle Multimedia is deprecated in Oracle 18c – but I haven’t mentioned this here yet.

Oracle Multimedia is deprecated in Oracle 18c

Oracle Multimedia was called Oracle Intermedia a long time ago when we introduced it back in the Oracle 8i days.

Oracle Multimedia is deprecated in Oracle 18c

I don’t know how many people really used it, but it is part of a standard installation if you didn’t explicitly turned it off or deinstalled it.

And from Oracle 18c on, Oracle Multimedia is deprecated. Meaning, it won’t develop … [ Read more ]

Oracle Multimedia (ORDIM) Clean Up in Oracle Database 11.2-12.2

Oracle Multimedia (ORDIM) Clean Up in Oracle Database 11.2-12.2Oracle Multimedia (ORDIM) clean up in Oracle Database 11.2-12.2 is not complicated especially as the removal script checks for the usage of the option first.

 

Oracle Multimedia (ORDIM) Clean Up in Oracle Database 11.2-12.2

Oracle Multimedia (ORDIM) Clean Up in Oracle Database 11.2-12.2Please be aware that Oracle Spatial (SDO) depends on Oracle Multimedia. Therefore, when you remove Oracle Multimedia then Oracle Spatial will be removed as well.

Oracle Multimedia was called “Intermedia” in earlier releases. It integrates multimedia data with enterprise information stored in Oracle Database. Multimedia data can be stored, managed and retrieved with SQL, PL/SQL and Java in the same way as standard relational data. … [ Read more ]