Special Issues devoted to important topics in intelligent information and database systems and related subjects are welcome.
The International Journal of Database Management Systems (IJDMS) is a bi monthly open access peer-reviewed journal that publishes articles which contribute new results in all areas of the database management systems & its applications.
In order for this transition to occur, databases had to make the transition away from being purely hierarchical in design and adopt a more relational data structure that treated each data element as a logical, not necessarily, physical element of the database (Greene, 2008).
In order for databases to become more aligned with the business needs of companies, the shift from hierarchical to relational and objective-based structures began decades ago and continues today.
One of the primary catalysts of this process-centric approach to defining the role of databases as a strategic asset is the en masse adoption of XML as a communications protocol, as it has been continually improved in terms of security and scalability (Roth, Hernandez, Coulthard, Yan, et al., 2006).
The role of XML is also critically important in the context of creating Web Services that have as their foundation the use of relational databases for enabling both informational and financial transactions (Erickson, Siau, 2008).Database Administration Today In evaluating the current field of database administration, the areas of Database Management Systems (DBMS), Database Administrator (DBA) roles and responsibilities, the concepts of database designs, performance of databases, and data integrity and availability are all critical concepts that need to be covered.In addition, database security, so essential for any company to continue operating, as is evidenced by the many breaches of databases today, which happen nearly on a daily basis.Each of these topic areas forms the foundation of a DBAs' many tasks in supporting an organization.The intent of this paper is to provide insights into each of these areas from a DBA standpoint, in terms of managing these areas as strategic concerns relative to the value of data in an organization.The emphasis of the reported work is on new and original research and technological developments rather than reports on the application of existing technology to different sets of data.IJIIDS strives to cover all aspects of working out new intelligent technologies for information processing, creating databases and processing data.The material published in IJIIDS is appropriate for the following readers: computer science researchers, IT engineers, policy makers, computer science students, managers in IT, business and commerce, and all people whose work is related to information and database systems.IJIIDS publishes original papers, review papers, technical reports, case studies, conference reports, management reports and book reviews.This allows for databases to be structured so they can also support logical table structures, records definitions and the defining of logical connections across multiple databases regardless of their location.Corresponding to the growth of relational databases is the increasing sophistication of data modeling (Geiger, 2009) and the continued growth of constraint-based modeling through constraint-based analysis and modeling including the development of optimization routines to ensure high performance queries and related applications (Benedikt, Dong, Libkin, Wong, 1998).