SQL Contest – Identify the Database Celebrity – Win USD 100 Amazon Gift Card

Regular readers of this blog are familiar with NuoDB and their generous offers for SQLAuthority.com readers. I was just talking to them earlier and together we have come up with a very interesting contest for all of us.

This contest has two parts. Part 1 Identify Database Personality and in Part 2 You have to identify the size of the NuoDB installer. You have to answer both the questions to eligible to enter in the contest.

Part 1: Identify Database Celebrity

Personality 1 – He is known as the father of Relational Database

Personality 2 – He has received the Turing Award “for seminal contributions to database and transaction processing research and technical leadership in system implementation.”

Personality 3 – He invented the NuoDB Emergent Architecture, and developed the initial implementation of the product.

Part 2: Identify NuoDB Samples Database Names

Download NuoDB for Linux or Mac and install the software. Run the Quick Start sample app. Tell us what the four tables in the sample Hockey database are called. Download NuoDB Here.

Contest Details

The contest will be open till September 25th. The winner will be announced before September 30th. Remember there are only two gift cards each worth USD 100. All the valid entries will be hidden till September 25th. You must give correct answer to both the questions.

Reference: Pinal Dave (http://blog.sqlauthority.com)

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45 thoughts on “SQL Contest – Identify the Database Celebrity – Win USD 100 Amazon Gift Card

  1. Hi Pinal, Thanks much for posting this contest. Its just not the contest learning. before I know only father of DB Edgar F. Codd, but now only come to know these guys :) great quote and thanks for this wonderful post! Thanks again…

  2. Part1:
    Personality1: Edgar F. Codd
    personality 2: James Nicholas “Jim” Gray (Full name: “James Nicholas Gray” )
    Personality3: Jim Starkey

    Part2: 4 tables in the Hockey database are
    HOCKEY
    PLAYERS
    SCORING
    TEAMS

  3. Part1:
    Personality1: Edgar F. Codd
    personality 2: James Nicholas “Jim” Gray (Full name: “James Nicholas Gray” )
    Personality3: Jim Starkey

    Part2: 4 tables in the Hockey database are
    MASTER
    HOCKEY
    SCORING
    TEAM

  4. Part 1
    Personality 1 Mr.Edgar F. Codd
    Personality 2 Mr.Jim Gray
    Personality 3 Mr.Jim Starkey
    Part 2
    NuoDB Installer size 155 MB (Windows 64 bit)

  5. Here is the answer
    Part 1 Answer(s):
    Personality 1: Ted Codd
    Personality 2: Jim Gray in the year 1998
    Personality 3: Jim Starkey

    Part 2 Answer:
    Four table names are HOCKEY, PLAYERS, SCORING and TEAMS

    Thanks,
    Srivignesh

  6. Part 1: Identify Database Celebrity
    1. Edgar F. Codd
    2. Jim Gray
    3. Jim Starkey

    Part 2: Identify NuoDB Installer Size
    2. RHEL 5.9 & 6.x 111 mb

  7. Part-1: Personality 1 – Edgar F. Codd, Personality 2 – Jim Gray, Personality 3 – Jim Starkey
    Part 2: 154MB, (Hockey,Teams,Master,Scoring)

  8. Hello Mr.Pinal,

    Please find answers against the image celebrity.

    1. Edgar F. Codd
    2. James Nicholas Gray
    3. Jim Starkey

    Thanks,
    VSVaidya

  9. Part 1: Identify Database Celebrity ANSWER IS —– Edgar F. Codd

    Personality 2 – He has received the Turing Award “for seminal contributions to database and transaction processing research and technical leadership in system implementation.”
    ANSWER IS —– JAMES (“JIM”) NICHOLAS GRAY

    Personality 3 – He invented the NuoDB Emergent Architecture, and developed the initial implementation of the product.— Jim Starkey

    Part 2: Identify NuoDB Installer Size—101897 bytes

  10. Dear Pinal Bhai,

    Please find the below answers :

    Part 1
    ——–
    Question 1 : Personality 1 – He is known as the father of Relational Database
    Answer : Edgar Frank “Ted” Codd

    Question 2: Personality 2 – He has received the Turing Award “for seminal contributions to database and transaction processing research and technical leadership in system implementation.”
    Answer : James Nicholas “Jim” Gray

    Question 3: Personality 3 – He invented the NuoDB Emergent Architecture, and developed the initial implementation of the product.
    Answer : Jim Starkey

    Part 2
    ——–
    Sample Hockey database contains these four tables : MASTER, HOCKEY, SCORING and TEAM

    Thanks,
    Sushil

  11. Personality 1 – Edgar Frank Codd
    Personality 2 – Jim Gray
    Personality 3 – Jim Starkey

    We can install sample database as “Test”

  12. Hi Pinal,
    All the names are available when you right click the image and save as in your webpage!
    I am not sure whether those are correct.

  13. The Legends in the pictures are:
    1. Edgarr F Codd
    2. Jim Gray
    3.Jim Starkey
    Tables in Sample Hockey Database are:
    HOCKEY
    MASTER
    SCORING
    TEAMS

  14. Personalilty 1. Boyce Codd
    Personality 2. Jim Grey
    Personality 3. Jim Starkey

    Default Tables for Hockey Schema
    1. Hockey
    2. Players
    3. Scoring
    4. Teams

  15. Hi,
    I gave the below Answers for Identify the Database Celebrity (part1)& Identify NuoDB Samples Database Names(part2)
    Part1:
    Personality1: Edgar F. Codd
    personality 2: James Nicholas “Jim” Gray (Full name: “James Nicholas Gray” )
    Personality3: Jim Starkey

    Part2: 4 tables in the Hockey database are
    MASTER
    HOCKEY
    SCORING
    TEAM

    Thanks&Regards
    Rajeswari

  16. Part 1: Identify Database Celebrity
    ———————————–
    Edgar F. Codd (no need Identification!!!)
    Jim Gray (computer scientist)
    Jim Starkey, founder and CTO of NimbusDB

    Part 2: Identify NuoDB Samples Database Names
    ———————————————
    NuoDB installation file is of size 78.2 MB for [MacOS 10.7 or higher] Platform.
    NuoDB installation file is of size 153 MB for [Windows (64-bit) Inc/32-bit clients] Platform.
    NuoDB installation file is of size 110 MB for [RHEL 5.9 & 6.x (64-bit) SuSe Linux Enterprise Server 11 sp2 (64-bit) openSuSe 12.x (64-bit) Amazon Basic EC2 (64-bit)] Platform.
    NuoDB installation file is of size 110 MB for [Ubuntu 11.10 & 12.x (64-bit)] Platform.
    NuoDB installation file is of size 110 MB for [RHEL 5.9 & 6.x (64-bit) SuSe Linux Enterprise Server 11 sp2 (64-bit) openSuSe 12.x (64-bit) Amazon Basic EC2 (64-bit) Ubuntu 11.10 & 12.x (64-bit)] Platform.
    NuoDB installation file is of size 53.1 MB for [Solaris 11 (x64) Joyent Smart OS (Supported Release: 1.0.1)] Platform.

  17. Personality1: Edgar F. Codd
    Personality 2: James Nicholas “Jim” Gray (“James Nicholas Gray” )
    Personality3: Jim Starkey

    Part2: 4 tables are
    MASTER
    HOCKEY
    SCORING
    TEAM

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  19. Part 1
    1. “Edgar F. Codd” – Father of Relational Database
    2. “Jim Gray” – awrded for seminal contributions to database and transaction processing research and technical leadership in system implementation
    3. “Jim Starkey” invented NuoDB Emergent Architecture
    Part 2
    HOCKEY, PLAYERS, SCORING and TEAM

  20. Dear Pinal,

    Below are the answers :

    Answer1 : EF “Ted” Codd

    Answer2 : Jim Gray

    Answer3 : Jim Starkey

    Sample Hockey database contains these four tables : Master, Hockey, Scoring and Team

    Thanks,
    Vishwas

  21. Part 1 – Identify the Database Personality
    Personality 1 – Father of Relational Database – Edgar F. Codd (Dr. E.F. Codd)
    Personality 2 – Turing Award Recipient – James Nicholas (Jim) Gray in 1998
    Personality 3 – NuoDB Emergent Architecture Inventor – Jim Starkey
    Part 2 – Identify NuoDB Samples Database Names
    The QuickStart application creates the four tables under HOCKEY Schema in the test database. They are,
    HOCKEY
    PLAYERS
    SCORING
    TEAMS

  22. Part 1
    1. “Edgar F. Codd” – Father of Relational Database
    2. “Jim Gray” – awrded for seminal contributions to database and transaction processing research and technical leadership in system implementation
    3. “Jim Starkey” invented NuoDB Emergent Architecture
    Part 2
    HOCKEY, PLAYERS, SCORING and TEAM

  23. Dear Pinal,

    Below are the answers :

    Answer1 : EF “Ted” Codd

    Answer2 : Jim Gray

    Answer3 : Jim Starkey

    Sample Hockey database contains these four tables : Scoring, Team, Master and Hockey.

    Thanks,
    Raj

  24. Part 1
    Personality 1 – Edgarr F Codd
    Personality 2 – Jim Gray
    Personality 3 – Jim Starkey

    Part 2
    Tables in schema HOCKEY
    1. HOCKEY
    2. PLAYERS
    3. SCORING
    4. TEAMS

  25. Personality 1- Edgarr F Codd
    Personality 2- Jim Gray
    Personality 3- Jim Starkey

    Tables in schema HOCKEY
    HOCKEY
    PLAYERS
    SCORING
    TEAMS

  26. Personality 1 – Edgarr F Codd
    Personality 2 – Jimm Gray
    Personality 3 – Jim Starkey

    Tables In Schema Hockey are
    i. Hockey
    ii.Players
    iii.Scoring
    iv.Teams

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