Bruce Scott

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Bruce Scott was one of the first employees (number 4) at Oracle Corporation (then Software Development Laboratories). He 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 daughter's cat.

$ sqlplus scott/tiger

SQL*Plus: Release - Production on Sun Oct 21 13:08:36 2007
Copyright (c) 1982, 2007, Oracle.  All rights reserved.

Connected to:
Oracle Database 11g Enterprise Edition Release - Production
With the Partitioning, OLAP, Data Mining and Real Application Testing options


After leaving Oracle, Bruce co-founded Gupta Technology (now known as Centura Software) in 1984 with Umang Gupta, and later became CEO and founder of PointBase, Inc.

Also see[edit]

  • SCOTT - Demo schema named after Scott