UKOUG 2011 – Drag, Drop and other Stuff. Using your Database as a File Server


Last Thuesday, Mark Drake, Senior Product Manager and I, delivered a good presentation during UKOUG in Birmingham about how to use your database, via XMLDB functionality, as a file server. The presentation demonstrated as well how you could extent the “standaard” file server (aka your database) functionality with features like, WebDAV driven ACL Security and XDB Repository Events, which enable you to automatically trigger event driven actions based on, for example, file naming, content, creator or others.

You can find the presentation on Slideshare or enjoy it here.

During the demonstration in the second half of the presentation, we demonstrated how you can automatically consume the EXIF and KML information embedded in pictures to use it with the Google Earth API. All the code used for this Google Earth demonstration, and more, can be found on the Oracle XMLDB Sample Code page.

Have fun trying it out and if there any questions, post them on the OTN Oracle XMLDB forum.

About Author

Marco Gralike, working for AMIS Services BV as a Principal Oracle Database Consultant in the Netherlands, has experience as a DBA since 1994 (Oracle 6). Marco is also eager and skillful in other fields, like Operating System Administration and Application Servers, mainly to find working, performing solutions. Marco has been specializing in Oracle XMLDB, since 2003, focusing on his old love, database administration and performance.He is an Oracle XMLDB enthusiast ever since. He is also a dedicated contributor of the Oracle User Group community, helping people with their steep XMLDB learning curve. To this purpose, Marco also devoted his personal blog site to XMLDB and other Oracle issues. Marco is a member of the OakTable network and an Oracle ACE Director (specialization Oracle XMLDB).

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