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Anyone using Drupal 7 with Oracle 11g?

976843Nov 28 2012 — edited Nov 28 2012
I am currently with a group that fields PHP applications on top of Oracle 11g databases. We currently use OCI8 in a RHEL6/Apache environment for our homegrown PHP apps and sites. We are looking at using Drupal 7 to help stream-line our development process as well as make our web apps a bit more visually appealing. (engineers not artists here!).

The problem we have run into is that it seems Drupal 7 does not see or recognize the OCI8 driver as valid for its install. It apparently wants us to use PDO_OCI which we have no experience with.

Does anyone out there run a Drupal 7/Oracle 11g combo that could share their experiences and which driver they use? My googling of the subject has led me to believe the PDO driver may be inferior in some respects to OCI8 for BLOB handling. This is a concern as we do a lot of user upload file sharing as BLOBs stored in the database rather than as files on the OS.

Thank you.
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Added on Nov 28 2012
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