I have here 2 excerpts from the 'ILM for Business Data' document....
The Oracle Database 11g is capable of storing many different types of data, and storing all of your data in an Oracle database, means that it is much easier to manage, because the data is all in one place, instead of being stored using many different formats. Thus the Oracle database is the ideal platform to implement an Information Lifecycle Management policy, because it has a number of features, which makes it very easy to implement an ILM solution:
• Application Transparency; data classification is transparent
• Fine-grained; managing data at individual row level
• Low-Cost; uses low cost to reduce costs
• Enforceable Compliance Policies; define and enforce policies
Oracle Database 11g provides an ideal platform for implementing ILM because it’s simple to use since there are no specialized data stores to manage and it operates independent of any hardware. It has proven fast performance, therefore all information can be quickly retrieved......Using Oracle Database 11g, a comprehensive ILM solution can be implemented for the lowest possible cost.
I was wondering if this also applies to the previous versions of the oracle database (10g, 9i).