Almost everyone starting out with Oracle have come across the schema SCOTT.
So who was SCOTT?
Bruce Scott was employee number 4 at Oracle back in the 1970s and was part of the team responsible for architecting and writing version 1, 2 and 3 of the Oracle Database.
So he set up the first schema for testing and demo-ing how to use SQL in the Oracle Database. The EMP and DEPT tables and the data that we still see in this schema is still based on the original data that he created.
How did he come up with the TIGER password ? Tiger was the name of his cat!!!
Sten Vesterli of Scott/Tiger Group
Bruce co-founded Gupta Technology (now known as Centura Software) in 1984 with Umang Gupta, and later became CEO and founder of PointBase, Inc.