Apologies if this isn't the correct forum but I thought it would be too academic for the DBA forum. In my work I'm looking to research some of the benefits of using an RDBMS product over traditional files (text, XMLs JSON what have you).
I'm not planning to cover the advantages over Big Data / NoSQL but that would be a bonus.
Is there an academic paper(s) that I can start my research from?
To narrow it down I would say the advantages around indexing, validating relationships and database views are what I would like to concentrate on but anything will be highly appreciate.