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

  • Yuri Kriventsoff
    September 20, 2013 6:18 am

    Edgar F. Codd, Jim Gray and Jim Starkey. Hockey, Players, Scoring, Teams

    Reply
  • 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.

    Reply
  • 1.E. F. Codd
    2. Jim Gray
    3. Jim Starkey

    Reply
  • 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

    Reply
  • Raushan Kumar Jha
    September 20, 2013 12:32 pm

    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

    Reply
  • Rajeswari Tadigatla
    September 20, 2013 12:54 pm

    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

    Reply
  • personality 1 : efcodd
    personality 2 : jimgray
    personality 3 : jimStarkey

    Reply
  • Edgar F. Codd
    Maurice Wilkes
    Jim Starkey

    Reply
  • 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.

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

    Part2: 4 tables are
    MASTER
    HOCKEY
    SCORING
    TEAM

    Reply
  • Part 1)
    Edgar Codd
    Jim Gray
    Jim Starkey

    Part 2)
    Hockey
    Players
    Scoring
    Teams

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

    :) Thank you, learned something new

    Reply
  • 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

    Reply
  • 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

    Reply
  • first EF codd
    second jim gray
    third jim starkey

    Reply
  • 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

    Reply
  • 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

    Reply
  • 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

    Reply
  • Santhosh Venkatesh
    September 25, 2013 3:55 pm

    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

    Reply
  • Personality 1- Edgarr F Codd
    Personality 2- Jim Gray
    Personality 3- Jim Starkey

    Tables in schema HOCKEY
    HOCKEY
    PLAYERS
    SCORING
    TEAMS

    Reply

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