A former colleague of mine (and Jeremy's), Victoria Holt, is undertaking a survey as part of her PhD with the Open University here in the UK and has asked me for a little help in collecting data. Her research investigates the current practices and procedures that are used in database management and examines the complexities of managing database systems. Regardless of the database engine of choice (SQL Server, Oracle, MySQL, CouchDb, Hadoop etc.), your help would be appreciated. Now I'm sure that amongst the people who read this blog there must be a few people who manage all manner of…

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