Information wrt DBMSs (Information Technology, Minnesota)

Matt Chapman - Free Our Info, NFP filed this request with the Information Technology, Minnesota of Minneapolis, MN.
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From: Matt Chapman - Free Our Info, NFP

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Minnesota Government Data Practices 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 business days.

With gratitude,
Matt Chapman,
Free Our Info, NFP


Good Morning,

I have worked with several muck rock requests in the past and have requested that they notify users who want to request data from the City of Minneapolis, MN to submit the request using our online form available here:

When you submit your request this way and provide an email, we will email you a reference number along with the request as submitted. You can then use that request number on the same page as above to check on the status of your request. This also helps ensure speedy processing of your request since you have dated this request 7/20/2018 and I have just received today.

Please submit your request using our online form so that we may process as quickly as possible.
If you have any questions, please let me know.

Thank you,

KL Olson
Data Practices Coordinator

City of Minneapolis - City Clerk
350 S. Fifth St. - Room #304
Minneapolis, MN 55415
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