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Data Team Awards

Recognizing data teams for the inspiring work they do to innovate and transform the world with data, analytics and AI


Data engineers, scientists and analysts are unifying on the lakehouse so they can innovate faster than ever before. Share how your team is delivering solutions to some of the world’s toughest problems and be recognized by thousands of your peers.

2023 Data Team Award nominations have closed. 

2022 Data Team Award Winners

Learn more about our 2022 Databricks Data Team Award winners


2023 Data Team Award Categories

Here are the six categories for the Data Team Awards. Each category will have five finalists and one winner. Be thorough in your submission and make sure to include relevant business impact metrics.


Transformation Award

Celebrates the data teams that have digitally transformed their organizations within their industry by implementing use cases that deliver transformational business outcomes and measurable value.

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Data For Good Award

Celebrates the data teams that are making a positive impact in the world, using data, analytics and AI to deliver solutions to global challenges — from healthcare to sustainability.


Disruptor Award

Celebrates the data teams that are shaking up the status quo and leading the market by implementing cutting-edge AI use cases that others will follow, including early successes with applied Large Language Models.



Operate from First Principles

Democratization Award

Celebrates the data teams empowering their entire organization to securely access data, analytics and AI when and how they need it with fully managed governance — making every team a data team.

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Data Visionary Award

Celebrates forward-thinking CIOs and CDOs who turn data, analytics and AI innovation into impact  producing amazing outcomes for their organization while inspiring the global data community.


Unified Lakehouse Award

Celebrates the data teams that have implemented a unified enterprise data platform architecture, moving from data warehouse to lakehouse to optimize costs and lower complexity by bringing together all analytics and AI workloads.

Why participate

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Earn recognition as a leader in the industry

Data teams are harnessing the power of data to discover new use cases that have a meaningful impact on businesses and industries. Be recognized as a leader in the industry and internally with coworkers for the innovation that is propelling your organization further, faster.

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Recruit top-tier talent in a highly competitive marketplace

It’s a competitive market and many companies are looking for top-tier talent to join their data teams. Being featured as a finalist or winner through blog posts, social posts and other marketing efforts can help you get in front of the Databricks community of over 400,000. 


Celebrate your successes at the Data + AI Summit

Winners of the Data Team Awards will be announced a week prior to the Data + AI Summit in June and will be celebrated during the conference. We have many fun, exclusive activities and recognition opportunities that finalists and winners will be able to participate in.


March 2023

Nominations Open

May 2023

Finalists Announced

May 2023

Nominations Close

June 2023

Award Celebration and Winners Announced



Leading the way in data, analytics and AI

Learn more about our 2021 Databricks Data Team Award winners








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