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LinuxMall.com: Java Rides Oracle File System, Whips Beasts of Burden

May 30, 2000, 20:36 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Oracle has announced its Internet File System (iFS), which combines aspects of the Windows file system with the information management features of its Oracle8i. The company said that iFS enables content management in a single repository of content that might be scattered across PC desktops, document management systems and Web sites."

"Because iFS offers browser-based access from any operating system (OS), Oracle said that users are not constrained by the Windows Explorer interface, and are free to access files using a standard Web browser. Oracle added that this is useful for remote access over dial-up lines or access from any other client machines such as Linux, iMac and UNIX. iFS features include: drag and drop filing, management of an estimated 150 file types, browser-based access from any OS, advanced search and version control and an Oracle8i Internet database foundation, the company said. The iFS Developers Kit also is included to provide customization options for using XML and a full set of Java application program interfaces (APIs) to give developers added flexibility in manipulating standard iFS feature."

"iFS offers file system features such as versioning, check-in, check-out and advanced searching, Oracle said. It also provides native XML support in the file system and enables a secure and scalable means of managing high-volumes of XML files. By including an open Java application programming interface (API) to the file system, Oracle said that independent software vendors and developers can add, modify or override iFS's default features."

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