The story behind Sc.Tiger and Oracle

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2024-07-10 02:30:04

If you’re into tech from the last years and have experience working in the 90s, the name Sc.Tiger must ring some bells to you. You might also be aware of the relationship between Sc.Tiger and Oracle, maybe due to the default username and password of the Oracle database being Scott Tiger in its early times. However, have you ever wondered where the name Sc.Tiger actually came from? Well, let’s see.

At the start of the article, we saw a picture from 1978 showing Oracle's founders and their first employee. From left to right, we can see Ed Oates, Bruce Scott, Bob Miner, and Larry Ellison on the far right. The guy with the glasses named Bruce Scott was amongst the founders of Oracle, as can be seen in the picture. He co-authored and co-architectured the Oracle V1, V2, and V3.

So, we know where the term Scott came from, but what about Tiger? Why was it the default password for Oracle? Well, it turns out that Tiger was actually the name of the cat of Scott's daughter! Lucky cat, right? Moreover, if you ever came across the demo schema in Oracle during its earlier versions, you would know that the schema was also named Scott, again after the same guy.

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