Enterprise Content Management

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Enterprise Content Management (or ECM) allows users to share content across the enterprise, automate document workflow, and consolidate web sites into a single platform.

About 80% of all data is unstructured (doesn't fit into rows and columns). ECM is Oracle's solution for storing unstructured content like documents, web pages, videos, images, etc.

Main products are:

  • Content DB Suite (Oracle Content DB or Stellent's Content Server)
  • Universal Content Management (UCM)
  • Imaging and Process managemet (I/PM)
  • Universal Records Management
  • Information Rights Management


Although Oracle had content solutions for quite a while, they bought company Stellent for approximately $440 million in November 2006. Today's offerings are a combination of Stellent's products integrated into the Oracle stack.


Some of the provided feature are:

  • Check-in and check-out of documents
  • Can subscribe to content (notifications)
  • Reuse and re-render content to different formats (i.e. render a Word document to HTML)
  • Easy to use
  • Scalable

Content access methods[edit]

Several integration adapters are provided. For example, content can be viewed from:

  • A Windows GUI
  • Web Browser
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Etc.

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