CA ERwin Data Modeler Trivia

May 12, 2009
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CA recently held an ERwin Data Modeler trivia contest in honour of ERwin’s 20th Anniversary.  Of all the responses, the following people got a perfect score:

Garry Gramm, Ashutosh Gupta, Karen Lopez,  Robert Lutton, Satoshi Matsumoto, and John Pimblett.  Garry was the declared the winner of the trivia contest.  Congratulations, Garry.

The trivia questions were:

1. Which company was the first to produce the ERwin software?

A.  Logix

B.  Logic Works

C.  Platinum Technologies

2. What does the “ER” in ERwin stand for? 

3. Who was the “founder” of ERwin?  Ben _____.  

A.  Cohen

B.  Clancy

C.  Smith

4. ERwin was the first low-cost “CASE” tool solution on which software platform? 

5. In which release was Complete Compare first offered?

A.  1.0 

B.  3.0  

C.  7.0                                                   

6. In which year was data profiling first released as part of the ERwin modeling family?

A.  1997 

B.  2004 

C.  2009

7. The ERwin community has grown to include how many local user groups worldwide?

A.  11

B.   23     

C.   76

8. In the Platinum Technologies years, each product had a

CA recently held an ERwin Data Modeler trivia contest in honour of ERwin’s 20th Anniversary.  Of all the responses, the following people got a perfect score:

Garry Gramm, Ashutosh Gupta, Karen Lopez,  Robert Lutton, Satoshi Matsumoto, and John Pimblett.  Garry was the declared the winner of the trivia contest.  Congratulations, Garry.

The trivia questions were:

1. Which company was the first to produce the ERwin software?

A.  Logix

B.  Logic Works

C.  Platinum Technologies

2. What does the “ER” in ERwin stand for? 

3. Who was the “founder” of ERwin?  Ben _____.  

A.  Cohen

B.  Clancy

C.  Smith

4. ERwin was the first low-cost “CASE” tool solution on which software platform? 

5. In which release was Complete Compare first offered?

A.  1.0 

B.  3.0  

C.  7.0                                                   

6. In which year was data profiling first released as part of the ERwin modeling family?

A.  1997 

B.  2004 

C.  2009

7. The ERwin community has grown to include how many local user groups worldwide?

A.  11

B.   23     

C.   76

8. In the Platinum Technologies years, each product had a corresponding animal associated with it.  What animal was associated with ERwin?

A.  Pig    

B.  Monkey    

C.  Elephant

9. Which was a former name for CA ERwin Model Manager? 

A.  ModelPro  

B.  ModelRight  

C.  ModelMart

10. What famous Austrian physicist also shares the name Erwin?

A. Erwin Schrödinger

B.  Erwin Smith

C.  Erwin Klein

For now I’m leaving the correct answers out.  I’ll come back later and fill them in.  Meanwhile, what ERwin trivia questions would you have asked?