Announcing the Winners of the 2018 Oracle Dev Gym Championship for Database Design

February 25, 2019 | 2 minute read
Chris Saxon
Developer Advocate
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On Thursday 14 February, 37 plucky contestants took part in the annual Database Design Championships over on Oracle Dev Gym.

This competition tested the players knowledge of Oracle Database 18c in a series of five quizzes. These covered temporary tables, external tables, partitioning, identity columns, and JSON in the database.

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The results are now in, so it's time to announce the winners!

  1. Iudith Mentzel of Israel (86.5% correct)
  2. Sartograph of Germany (82.7% correct)
  3. Chad Lee of United States (80.8% correct)

These three were head-and-shoulders above the rest, being the only players to clear eighty percent right. And huge kudos to to Iudith for taking the top spot for the second year in a row!

And, once again, a massive thanks to Elic, our quiz-reviewer supreme. His keen eye ensured that all the choices were accurate.

Think you know more about Oracle Database?

Find out in the weekly tournaments on Oracle Dev Gym. These cover SQL, PL/SQL, and Database Design. Or if you're looking for something a little different, we also offer weekly ranked quizzes on Java and Logic.

We hope you can join us!

The complete rankings are:

Rank Name Total Time % Correct Total Score
1 mentzel.iudith (5) 33 m 87% 6066
2 Sartograph (3) 31 m 83% 5825
3 Chad Lee (5) 29 m 81% 5730
4 NickL (4) 31 m 79% 5625
5 li_bao (5) 24 m 79% 5601
6 Andrey Zaytsev (5) 34 m 79% 5513
7 JeroenR (4) 30 m 75% 5276
8 Karel_Prech (4) 34 m 75% 5212
9 siimkask (5) 15 m 71% 5139
10 Maxim Borunov (5) 33 m 73% 5116
11 PZOL (4) 34 m 71% 5012
12 JustinCave (5) 26 m 71% 4995
13 Jan Šerák (5) 31 m 71% 4974
14 seanm95 (5) 20 m 69% 4919
15 Sandra99 (5) 33 m 69% 4864
16 Chase Mei (5) 22 m 67% 4860
17 Aleksei Davletiarov (3) 23 m 69% 4858
18 NielsHecker (5) 32 m 67% 4821
19 Michal P. (5) 33 m 67% 4665
20 mcelaya (3) 30 m 65% 4579
21 Joaquin_Gonzalez (5) 24 m 65% 4550
22 Hertha Rettinger (2) 20 m 63% 4469
23 Rytis Budreika (5) 08 m 62% 4365
24 Talebian (2) 21 m 62% 4365
25 Ivan Blanarik (5) 20 m 62% 4317
26 Mike Tessier (2) 24 m 60% 4200
27 whab@tele2.at (3) 18 m 60% 4125
28 msonkoly (3) 34 m 60% 4112
29 RalfK (2) 24 m 60% 4051
30 richdellheim (2) 33 m 58% 3967
31 umir (4) 34 m 58% 3910
32 MarkusId (1) 27 m 56% 3890
33 Sachi (3) 17 m 54% 3881
34 Stelios Vlasopoulos (5) 34 m 58% 3860
35 Cor van Berkel (2) 34 m 54% 3710
36 Köteles Zsolt (1) 30 m 50% 3230
37 swesley_perth (3) 03 m 17% 1087

Chris Saxon

Developer Advocate

Chris Saxon is an Oracle Developer Advocate for SQL. His job is to help you get the best out of the Oracle Database and have fun with SQL!

To help you with this he blogs at All Things SQL. He also creates videos combining SQL and magic on YouTube at the The Magic of SQL.

If you have questions about working with Oracle Database technology, please reach out to him. You can do this via Twitter or on Ask Tom.


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