Re: Storing blobs in database vs filesystem

  • From: "Dennis Williams" <oracledba.williams@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "Jared Still" <jkstill@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 29 Sep 2006 14:42:47 -0500

Jared Said: Reduce licensing costs?  How is that?

Obviously depends on the architecture, so that is why I said "opportunity".
If the blobs are stored in Oracle, then you must license Oracle on a server
large enough to serve the entire application. If the Java application
executes on the application server and the database only stores the path to
the graphic object and other information about the object, then you have the
opportunity to put the big files on a separate fileserver, and tune it for
serving the files. I haven't tried this, but it seems like it should work.

Dennis Williams

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