Who is Scott

Remember Oracle’s PL/SQL?


You must have always wondered why the uname/pwd  in   Oracle    is   Scott/Tiger


Who is this Scott?


Here is the answer to the query. So, who is Scott?  


Bruce Scott was one of the first employees at Oracle (then Software Development Laboratories). He co-founded Gupta Technology (now known as Centura Software) in 1984 with Umang Gupta, and later became CEO and founder of PointBase, Inc.


Bruce was co-author and co-architect of Oracle V1, V2 and V3. The SCOTT schema (EMP and DEPT tables), with password TIGER, was created by him. Tiger was the name of his cat.


Scott has led the drive to develop new data management architectures that capitalize on emerging computing paradigms – following the migration from mainframes to mini-computers; from personal computers to servers; and from servers to personal systems and devices. After co-founding Oracle in 1977 and helping that company revolutionize the database market, Scott went on to co-found Gupta Technology in 1984 with Umang Gupta. Serving as vice president of Database and Connectivity Research and Development, he provided the company with database technology leadership for more than ten years. While at Gupta, he invented SQLBase, the first commercially available PC-oriented client/server database and the patented software development design paradigm for SQLWindows.

From Gupta, Scott founded PointBase, bringing to market a platform-independent technology that enabled applications to manage, synchronize, and extend data across networks of servers, desktops, laptops, and mobile/wireless devices. As president and chief executive officer, he led the company’s efforts in developing Java-based application-embedded databases for enterprise mobility applications.


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