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Database Administration Survey

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Hi,

We are a systems research group at the Computer Science department
at
Rutgers University, and are conducting a survey to understand details
about network, systems and database administration. We hope that this
information would help us recreate a realistic environment to help
research in 'systems management'.

We request network, systems, and database administrators to take this
survey. As an incentive, all surveys completed in their entirety will
be
entered into a drawing of a number of $50 gift certificates (from
Amazon.com).

We hope you have a few minutes to take the survey which is located at:

http://vivo.cs.rutgers.edu/administration_survey.html

Research in our group:
The goal of our research is to improve the overall availability and
maintainability of services. Since administrators form an integral part
of these services, a key aspect of this work is to build environments
and tools that ease the task of service administration. In particular,
environments which would help administrators know how their actions
might impact the real service (before performing them for real), we
believe would be useful in preventing inadvertent actions. This survey
tries to understand the existing environments, what administrators do
currently to test the 'validity' of their actions, and the difficulties
they face in doing so. The two specific systems we are looking at are
networks and databases, as we believe these are important components of
many services.

If you have any questions regarding this survey or our work, feel free
to email us:
Fabio Oliveira (fabiool at cs || rutgers || edu), or
Kiran Nagaraja (knagaraj at cs || rutgers || edu)

Thanks for your time,

Fabio Oliveira
PhD student, Vivo Research Group (http://vivo.cs.rutgers.edu)
Rutgers University

Jul 23 '05 #1
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To anyone who is wondering the survey is not very long and none of the
questions were dollar related, which was my first suspicion.

In my opinion the survey suffers from the flaw of allowing you to
identify several databases are in use in your shop, but does not allow
associating the answers/problems identified to any one database
product.

HTH -- Mark D Powell --

Jul 23 '05 #2

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"Mark D Powell" <Ma*********@eds.com> wrote in message
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To anyone who is wondering the survey is not very long and none of the
questions were dollar related, which was my first suspicion.

In my opinion the survey suffers from the flaw of allowing you to
identify several databases are in use in your shop, but does not allow
associating the answers/problems identified to any one database
product.

HTH -- Mark D Powell --


One of many flaws. Another is the same as with any of these surveys- it is
designed to support the solution under consideration.
Jul 23 '05 #3

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I did my part and participated.. Wondering what the results is....! Can
the creater update us on your statistics out of this survey?????

Jul 23 '05 #4

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"QueryBuilder" <pg*****@gmail.com> wrote in message
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I did my part and participated.. Wondering what the results is....! Can
the creater update us on your statistics out of this survey?????


Why are you asking me? Anyway, the answer was on the web site. If you left
your email address, you will get a copy of the results.
Jul 23 '05 #5

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