Are You the World's Smartest Database Professional?

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.


I just hope their databases are quicker than this app.

Posted by Matt on March 23, 2009 at 09:46 PM PDT #

Does indeed seem really slow. I'll ask the developers about it.

Posted by Justin Kestelyn on March 23, 2009 at 09:57 PM PDT #

The app is fixed now.

Posted by Justin Kestelyn on March 24, 2009 at 06:41 PM PDT #

Man, this app is too slow!

Posted by Eliezer on March 29, 2009 at 05:00 PM PDT #

We are not amused.

Posted by ACM on March 29, 2009 at 10:09 PM PDT #

This is dam slow ... Can'nt take up this challange anymore because of this slowness.

Posted by Manish on March 30, 2009 at 10:11 AM PDT #

app not starting for me

Posted by Ox on April 02, 2009 at 05:18 PM PDT #

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.

Posted by Clare Gaul on April 14, 2009 at 12:20 PM PDT #

Hello 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

Posted by guest on April 15, 2009 at 02:34 PM PDT #

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