SIGMOD recognizes the best demonstration at the annual conference. There is usually one award for each demo session, but this varies by conference.

2017

Best Demo:

Demonstration of the Cosette Automated SQL Prover
Shumo Chu, Daniel Li, Chenglong Wang, Alvin Cheung, and Dan Suciu

Honorable Mentions:

Visual Graph Query Construction and Refinement
Robert Pienta, Fred Hohman, Acar Tamersoy, Alex Endert, Shamkant Navathe, Hanghang Tong and Duen Horng Chau

VisualCloud Demonstration: A DBMS for Virtual Reality
Brandon Haynes, Artem Minyalov, Magdalena Balazinska, Luis Ceze and Alvin Cheung

OrpheusDB: A Lightweight Approach to Relational Dataset Versioning
Liqi Xu, Silu Huang, Sili Hui, Aaron Elmore and Aditya Parameswaran

Querying and Exploring Polygamous Relationships in Urban Spatio-Temporal Data Sets
Yeuk-Yin Chan, Fernando Chirigati, Harish Doraiswamy, Claudio Silva and Juliana Freire

Graph Data Mining with Arabesque
Eslam Hussein, Abdurrahman Ghanem, Vinicius Vitor Dos Santos Dias, Carlos H. C. Teixeira, Ghadeer Abuoda, Marco Serafini, Georgios Siganos, Gianmarco De Francisci Morales, Ashraf Aboulnaga and Mohammed Zaki

In-Browser Interactive SQL Analytics with Afterburner
Kareem El Gebaly and Jimmy Lin

doppioDB: A Hardware Accelerated Database
David Sidler, Zsolt Istvan, Muhsen Owaida, Kaan Kara and Gustavo Alonso

Optimizing Data-Intensive Applications Automatically By Leveraging Parallel Data Processing Frameworks
Maaz Bin Safeer Ahmad and Alvin Cheung

2016

2015

DataXFormer: An Interactive Data Transformation Tool
John Morcos, Ziawasch Abedjan, Ihab Francis Ilyas, Mourad Ouzzani, Paolo Papotti, Michael Stonebraker

QE3D: Interactive Visualization and Exploration of Complex, Distributed Query Plans
Daniel Scheibli, Christian Dinse, Alexander Boehm

Ringo: Interactive Graph Analytics on Big-Memory Machines
Yonathan Perez, Rok Sosic, Arijit Banerjee, Rohan Puttagunta, Martin Raison, Pararth Shah, Jure Leskovec

STORM: Spatio-Temporal Online Reasoning and Management of Large Spatio-Temporal Data
Robert Christensen, Feifei Li, Lu Wang, Ke Yi, Jun Tang, Natalee Villa

2014

VQA: Vertica Query Analyzer
Alkis Simitsis, HP Labs; Kevin Wilkinson, HP Labs; Jason Blais, Vertica – HP Software; Joe Walsh, Vertica – HP Software

DoomDB – Kill the Query
Carsten Binnig, Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University; Abdallah Salama, Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University; Erfan Zamanian, Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University

ABS: a System for Scalable Approximate Queries with Accuracy Guarantees
Kai Zeng, University of California, Los Angeles; Shi Gao, University of California, Los Angeles; Jiaqi Gu, University of California, Los Angeles; Barzan Mozafari, University of Michigan; Carlo Zaniolo, University of California, Los Angeles