Date Added: Nov 2011
Data management and organization have become so complex and challenging in today's electronic age of information. Databases, be it bibliographic or textual, ought to have the capability of storing graphics, video, audio and other highly structure data. The database technologies have constantly evolved to meet these changing requirements by adopting object-oriented programming concepts. One of the relational databases successes are that the optimizations of its queries have been studied well and showed its proofs in the speed of query execution. However, the relational model only permits the alphanumeric data management. Nowadays, the necessity to support complex data in databases is intensified.