MariaDB Wavemaker Awards

OpenWorks  |  May 9-10, 2023  |  New York City

Are you making a splash with help of MariaDB database products? Do you consider yourself an innovator inspiring ripples throughout your company or industry? If so, we want to hear from you!

You’re a MariaDB Wavemaker for your company, and better yet, your industry. For that, we’d like to salute you.


About the Award

The MariaDB Wavemaker Awards, which will be presented at the OpenWorks 2023 user and developer conference, celebrate MariaDB customers and partners who have rocked the boat with their creative and ingenious implementations of MariaDB database products.

We invite you to nominate your company, a partner or any individual you know who is building something great with MariaDB database products.


Nomination Eligibility

  • Your company uses MariaDB database products in production or in active development
  • Nomination deadline is Tuesday, February 10, 2023


Benefits to Award Winners

  • Two complimentary passes to the in-person MariaDB OpenWorks event, taking place May 9-10, 2023 in NYC
  • The award will be presented to winners during a recognition ceremony at OpenWorks
  • A MariaDB Wavemaker Award logo for inclusion on your website and/or marketing materials
  • Recognition in a press release and blog post


Award categories

Enterprise of the Year

This award honors an enterprise company that has reached the highest crests with MariaDB database products: achieving more with MariaDB Enterprise Server, MariaDB Xpand, MariaDB ColumnStore or throwing a legacy database overboard.


Partner of the Year

We consider our partners as MariaDB’s first mates who dive in with us to ensure our customer’s success. This award honors our partners who have embraced collaboration, and go above and beyond so our customers only experience smooth sailing.


Cloud Champion of the Year

MariaDB is a great fit in any cloud. MariaDB SkySQL extends MariaDB into the cloud, and this award recognizes organizations and individuals who throw cold water in the face of conventionality – and prove that with SkySQL, the sky is truly the limit.


Database Transformation of the Year

Is your organization in a totally different place than it was a year ago? Have you standardized on open source? Moved to a microservices infrastructure? Taken the plunge to transition from Oracle? This award highlights organizations that have bravely disrupted their own waters to reach higher tides with MariaDB.


SaaS Application of the Year

This award is for SaaS organizations that rely on MariaDB to keep their applications in shipshape. The winner’s app is the kind of software that other developers happily ride the wake of.

For any questions about the MariaDB Wavemaker Awards, please email

Submit Your Nominations

Submission deadline: Tuesday, February 10, 2023

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