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[DB2 AIV Extenders] Concurrent products?

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Hello everybody,
I'm new to this group.

I'm looking for products similar to the "DB2 Image Extender". It seems
to me that there aren't that many, or are there?
I found some tools such as ACDSee or Cumulus, which I would describe as
single user image-management tools, but most of these seem as if they
were still in an early development stage.

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Aug 28 '06 #1
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de*********@googlemail.com wrote:
I'm looking for products similar to the "DB2 Image Extender". It seems
to me that there aren't that many, or are there?
I found some tools such as ACDSee or Cumulus, which I would describe as
single user image-management tools, but most of these seem as if they
were still in an early development stage.
What do you want to do with the images?
If you just want to store them in the database, then use the BLOB data type
and be done with it.
If you would like to have some image specific functionality, then the
extender described here may be an option: http://tinyurl.com/q4zpn
If you would like to have content-based image evaluation, you're on your own
because the Image Extender in the AIV package won't be supported any longer
in V9. Besides, the content-based functionality in that extender is not
particularly powerful in my opinion.

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Knut Stolze
DB2 Information Integration Development
IBM Germany
Aug 28 '06 #2

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I'm working for a retail company. At some points in our company we're
working with images, most of them were made with a digital camera. The
problem is that everyone saves these images somewhere else - everyone
has his own "system"...
I'm currently looking for a solution that allows us to store images in
a structured way at a single place - and retrieve them afterwards.

@Mr. Stolze: I read your article about "ImageMagick", but I'm wondering
if we're the only ones who have this problem?! Probably not, so there
must already be an implementation of this.
You wrote that the Image Extender will no longer be supported. So what
alternatives do we have now?

Aug 29 '06 #3

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de*********@googlemail.com wrote:
I'm working for a retail company. At some points in our company we're
working with images, most of them were made with a digital camera. The
problem is that everyone saves these images somewhere else - everyone
has his own "system"...
I'm currently looking for a solution that allows us to store images in
a structured way at a single place - and retrieve them afterwards.
Then just dump them into the database as BLOBs. If I got this right, then
you don't need anything else. So there is no reason to overcomplicate
things with the introduction of yet another product.

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Knut Stolze
DB2 Information Integration Development
IBM Germany
Aug 29 '06 #4

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