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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SQL Contest - Identify the Database Celebrity - Win USD 100 Amazon Gift Card amazon-gift-cards

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 (https://blog.sqlauthority.com)

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43 Comments. Leave new

  • 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…

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  • Personality 1: Edgar Frank “Ted” Codd
    Personality 2: James Nicholas “Jim” Gray
    Personality 3: Jim Starkey

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • There are already 3 valid answers in this thread. All the valid answers are kept hidden till the contest is over!

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  • 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)

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  • Srivignesh Jaganathan
    September 19, 2013 12:44 pm

    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

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  • 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

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

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  • Hello Mr.Pinal,

    Please find answers against the image celebrity.

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

    Thanks,
    VSVaidya

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  • Part 1: Edgar F. Codd
    Part 2: Jim Gray
    Part 3: Jim Starkey
    Part 4: NUODB Hockey DB Four Tables are 1-:Master 2-:Players 3-:Scoring 4-: Teams.

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 1) Edgar F. Codd
    2) Jim Gray
    3) Jim Starkey

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  • Part 1:
    1)Edgar Frank “Ted” Codd
    2)Jim Gray
    3)Jim Starkey

    Part 2:
    There are 4 following tables
    HOCKEY
    MASTER
    SCORING
    TEAMS

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  • Part 1:
    1.Edgar F. Codd
    2.Jim Gray
    3.Jim Starkey

    Part 2:
    1.HOCKEY
    2.MASTER
    3.SCORING
    4.TEAMS

    Reply
  • 1.DB Edgar F. Codd
    2.James Nicholas “Jim” Gray
    3.Jim Starkey

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  • avoidpopularstuff
    September 19, 2013 7:54 pm

    Hay Dave,
    Long time lurker, first time poster

    Part 1
    1. Edgar F. Codd
    2. Jim Gray
    3. Jim Starkey

    Part 2
    1. HOCKEY
    2. PLAYERS
    3. SCORING
    4. TEAMS

    keep up the good work here
    thanks

    Reply
  • Personality 1:Edgar F. Codd
    Personality 2:Jim Gray
    Personality 3::Jim Starkey

    Tables:Master,Hockey,Scoring,Team

    Reply
  • Personality 1 – Edgar Frank Codd
    Personality 2 – Jim Gray
    Personality 3 – Jim Starkey

    We can install sample database as “Test”

    Reply

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