Sloan Digital Sky Survey

2021 SIGMOD Systems Award

The 2021 SIGMOD Systems Award goes to Sloan Digital Sky Survey:

An early and influential demonstration of the power of data science to transform a scientific domain. Not only has this system shown off the value of data management technology, it has also influenced data management by publishing real analytic workloads that have been used for testing, comparing, and advancing data management systems.

The award recognizes the contributions of Michael Blanton, Adam Bolton, Bill Boroski, Joel Brownstein, Robert Brunner, Tamas Budavari, Sam Carliles, Jim Gray, Steve Kent, Peter Kunszt, Gerard Lemson, Nolan Li, Dmitry Medvedev, Jeff Munn, Deoyani Nandrekar-Heinis, Maria Nieto-Santisteban, Wil O’Mullane, Victor Paul, Don Slutz, Alex Szalay, Gyula Szokoly, Manu Taghizadeh-Popp, Jordan Raddick, Bonnie Souter, Ani Thakar, Jan Vandenberg, Benjamin Alan Weaver, Anne-Marie Weijmans, Sue Werner, Brian Yanny, Donald York, and the SDSS collaboration.