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)).

2023 Apache Flink [citation] The list of contributors listed for the award is just a selection from the list of Apache Flink committers. As an open-source project, Apache Flink received contributions from over 1400 contributors, many of them substantial, who are inevitably not listed below.

Aljoscha Krettek, Andrey Zagrebin, Anton Kalashnikov, Arvid Heise, Asterios Katsifodimos, Jiangji (Becket) Qin, Benchao Li, Bowen Li, Caizhi Weng, ChengXiang Li, Chesnay Schepler, Chiwan Park, Congxian Qiu, Daniel Warneke, Danny Cranmer, David Anderson, David Morávek, Dawid Wysakowicz, Dian Fu, Dong Lin, Eron Wright, Etienne Chauchot, Fabian Hueske, Fabian Paul, Feng Wang, Gabor Somogyi, Gary Yao, Godfrey He, Greg Hogan, Guowei Ma, Gyula Fora, Haohui Mai, Henry Saputra, Hequn Cheng, Igal Shilman, Ingo Bürk, Jamie Grier, Jark Wu, Jincheng Sun, Jing Ge, Jing Zhang, Jingsong Lee, Junhan Yang, Konstantin Knauf, Kostas Kloudas, Kostas Tzoumas, Kete (Kurt) Young, Leonard Xu, Lijie Wang, Lincoln Lee, Lungu Andra, Martijn Visser, Marton Balassi, Matthias J. Sax, Matthias Pohl, Matyas Orhidi, Maximilian Michels, Nico Kruber, Niels Basjes, Paris Carbone, Piotr Nowojski, Qingsheng Ren, Robert Metzger, Roman Khachatryan, Rong Rong, Rui Fan, Rui Li, Sebastian Schelter, Seif Haridi, Sergey Nuyanzin, Seth Wiesman, Shaoxuan Wang, Shengkai Fang, Shuyi Chen, Sihua Zhou, Stefan Richter, Stephan Ewen, Theodore Vasiloudis, Thomas Weise, Till Rohrmann, Timo Walther, Tzu-Li (Gordon) Tai, Ufuk Celebi, Vasiliki Kalavri, Volker Markl, Wei Zhong, Weijie Guo, Xiaogang Shi, Xiaowei Jiang, Xingbo Huang, Xingcan Cui, Xintong Song, Yang Wang, Yangze Guo, Yingjie Cao, Yu Li, Yuan Mei, Yun Gao, Yun Tang, Yuxia Luo, Zhijiang Wang, Zhipeng Zhang, Zhu Zhu, and Zili Chen.

2022 Apache Spark [citation] Michael Armbrust, Tathagata Das, Ankur Dave, Wenchen Fan, Michael J. Franklin, Huaxin Gao, Maxim Gekk, Ali Ghodsi, Joseph Gonzalez, Liang-Chi Hsieh, Dongjoon Hyun, Hyukjin Kwon, Xiao Li, Cheng Lian, Yanbo Liang, Xiangrui Meng, Sean Owen, Josh Rosen, Kousuke Saruta, Scott Shenker, Ion Stoica, Takuya Ueshin, Shivaram Venkataraman, Gengliang Wang, Yuming Wang, Patrick Wendell, Reynold Xin, Takeshi Yamamuro, Kent Yao, Matei Zaharia, Ruifeng Zheng, and Shixiong Zhu
2021 Sloan Digital Sky Survey [citation] 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.
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-e1464196430422.jpg (130×200) Martin Kersten
2015 Postgres [citation]    image_thumb3.jpg (107×128) Michael Stonebraker, Lawrence Rowe