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Are You the World's Smartest Database Professional?

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Eat SQL for breakfast? We have a challenge for you.

The DB-Quest Challenge is now out there in an effort to document the identities of the smartest database professionals, globally. (You know who you are.) The questions range from the easy to the difficult, with some being designed by Oracle ACEs (thanks to Andrew Clarke, Bradley Brown, and Dave Moore). So, if you think you can correctly answer questions on a range of database management-related subjects, then this is your opportunity to join the Global Top 10 leaderboard.

Brainiacs who reach the leaderboard earn the privilege of submitting new questions for inclusion in the quiz. Even so, if you have a question to include and garner the overwhelming support of the community via this Oracle Mix group, we'll consider it too.

I'll be following the status of the leaderboard and reporting the results here from time to time. Give it a spin.

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Comments ( 9 )
  • Matt Tuesday, March 24, 2009
    I just hope their databases are quicker than this app.
  • Justin Kestelyn Tuesday, March 24, 2009
    Does indeed seem really slow. I'll ask the developers about it.
  • Justin Kestelyn Wednesday, March 25, 2009
    The app is fixed now.
  • Eliezer Monday, March 30, 2009
    Man, this app is too slow!
  • ACM Monday, March 30, 2009
    We are not amused.
  • Manish Monday, March 30, 2009
    This is dam slow ... Can'nt take up this challange anymore because of this slowness.
  • Ox Friday, April 3, 2009
    app not starting for me
  • Clare Gaul Tuesday, April 14, 2009
    Game Play Hints and Tips - It’s not just the hard questions that count
    You might think that answering the hard questions is the best way to get a big score. Well, in DB-Quest, it’s actually the strategic thinkers that come out on top. You can fill your totaliser and advance to the next level by answering 3 easy question or 2 hard questions, but have you noticed that it’s possible to overfill your totaliser? A combination of hard and easy questions is the best way to overfill your totaliser and gain valuable extra points- shooting you towards the top of the leader board.
  • guest Wednesday, April 15, 2009
    I am at the first question about 15 minutes.
    This application is too slow.
    Can you help?
    My connection speed is 1 megabit per second
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