You know what I love? Companies that have a true trial software and let you install and play with their software to learn it in a Community Edition atmosphere.
Just got NuoDB installed on my beefier Windows Box and I'm starting to go through some of the learning exercises with their test database and data. Already had to do some basic troubleshooting because my computer was running JRE 8 which does not play nice. a little googling later, an uninstall of 8 and an install of 7 and we are moving forward in stride. Taking notes as I go for any other issues I find, but so far, so good, and quite intuitive.
Now to try to get anything else done with my day!