The SIGMOD Systems Award is awarded to an individual or set of individuals to recognize the development of a software or hardware system whose technical contributions have had significant impact on the theory or practice of large-scale data management systems.  The SIGMOD Awards Committee determines the recipient(s) of the award (from 2015-2019 the SIGMOD Systems Award Committee determined the recipient(s)).

2020 BerkeleyDB [citation] Don Anderson, Keith Bostic, Alan Bram, Greg Burd, Michael Cahill, Ron Cohen, Alex Gorrod, George Feinberg, Mark Hayes, Charles Lamb, Linda Lee, Susan LoVerso, John Merrells, Mike Olson, Carol Sandstrom, Steve Sarette, David Schacter, David Segleau, Margo Seltzer, Mike Ubell
2019 Aurora [citation] Xiaofeng Bao, Charlie Bell, Murali Brahmadesam, James Corey, Neal Fachan, Raju Gulabani, Anurag Gupta, Kamal Gupta, James Hamilton, Andy Jassy, Tengiz Kharatishvili, Sailesh Krishnamurthy, Yan Leshinsky, Lon Lundgren, Pradeep Madhavarapu, Sandor Maurice, Grant McAlister, Sam McKelvie, Raman Mittal, Debanjan Saha, Swami Sivasubramanian, Stefano Stefani, Alex Verbitski
2018 Hive and Pig [citation] Jeff Hammerbacher (MUSC), Ashish Thusoo (Qubole), Joydeep Sen Sarma (Qubole), Christopher Olston (Google), Benjamin Reed (Facebook), Utkarsh Srivastava (Google)
2017 SQLite  [citation]  Richard Hipp Richard Hipp
2016 MonetDB [citation] fotoSep2014 Martin Kersten
2015 Postgres [citation]    Michael Stonebraker2 Michael Stonebraker, Lawrence Rowe