Information wrt DBMSs (Mayor's Office of Information Technology)

Matt Chapman filed this request with the Mayor's Office of Information Technology of Baltimore, MD.
Multi Request Information wrt DBMSs


From: Matt Chapman

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Maryland Public Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

For all DBMSs owned, maintained, operated, contracted with/through, or supported by the Information Technology - or similar - department(s) within your city, please provide me with the following information:

-Underlying engine (eg, postgres, mysql, mariadb, cockroachdb, Mongodb, Oracle database, sybase, MSAccess, SQL Server, VoltDB, RethinkDB, Chronos, Elasticsearch, etcd, cassandra, etc)
-Names of software that connect to each DBMS
-Names of departments that use information within the DBMS
-Schema of database (preferably, with granularity down to column names)
-Contract identifier for each database, if relevant

I understand that the information respondent to this request may require the creation of new documents - if that will be the case, then please provide me with documents that may contain the information (eg, documentation, contracts, etc). I am also happy to narrow the scope of my request if necessary.

Please also let me know if any help is needed with discovering any DBMS services. My background is in distributed systems systems administration and I can offer technical tips or advice if it would be helpful in any way.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes. As I believe the information respondent to this request outweighs the costs and burden, I would like to kindly request a fee waiver.

I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 calendar days, as the statute requires.

With gratitude,
Matt Chapman,
Free Our Info, NFP

From: Mayor's Office of Information Technology


In your August 6, 2018 email (below) to the Baltimore City Mayor's Office of Information Technology (now named Baltimore City Office of Information and Technology, "BCIT"), you requested information about a variety of City computer systems. Although you reference another email, dated July 18, 2018, it is not clear that was ever received by BCIT.

The Maryland Public Information Act ("PIA"), Maryland Code, General Provisions ("GP"), Sections 4-101, et. seq. governs your request. A request for public information under the PIA must be submitted to the custodian of the records sought. GP § 4-202(a). This response is on behalf of BCIT.

A request under the PIA must be for and existing record. GP §4-101(j)(1). The only existing record that is responsive to your request is found at this link:!AhOywZ0p1b7Nht4rKWYJdt0pJPgwfw The files were too large to transmit it any other fashion.

Nothing in this response is intended to indicate that records sought from City agencies exist or to waive any privileges held by the Mayor and City Council. You may contest this response by filing a complaint in Circuit Court pursuant to GP section 4-362.

Hilary Ruley

Department of Law

Hilary B. Ruley
Chief Solicitor, Legal Advice & Opinions
Baltimore City Department of Law

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Baltimore, MD 21202<>

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From: Matt Chapman

Thank you so much!

From: Muckrock Staff

To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following request, copied below. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response.
Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.