Books by Sam Lightstone

Sam Lightstone

Sam Lightstone

Distinguished Engineer at IBM
BIO: Sam Lightstone is Distinguished Engineer for relational Cloud Data repositories as well as co-founder of IBM's technology incubation initiative.He is author or several books, papers, and patents on computer science, careers, and data engineering.
Sam Lightstone
DB2 10.5 with BLU Acceleration – New Dynamic In-Memory Analytics for the Era of Big Data
by P. Zikopoulos, S. Lightstone, M. Huras, A. Sachedina, G. Baklarz,
10-ISBN 0071823492
13-ISBN 9780071823494

(view the free online flashbook here!)

Learn about the latest technology in IBM's industry leading relational, object relational, and XML database, DB2 10.5. This new release of DB2 features in-memory optimized analytics with BLU Acceleration, providing order of magnitude advances in speed, storage requirements and ease of use. Experience the power of 20x performance gains right out of the box, with DB2's unique load-and-go technology that adapts and self-tunes to any size server.

Database Modeling & Design: Logical Design, 5th edition
by T. Teorey, S. Lightstone, T. Nadeau, H.V. Jagadish,
Morgan Kaufmann Press, 2011. ISBN: 0123820200

Database systems and database design technology have undergone significant evolution in recent years. The relational data model and relational database systems dominate business applications; in turn, they are extended by other technologies like data warehousing, OLAP, and data mining. How do you model and design your database application in consideration of new technology or new business needs?

In the extensively revised fifth edition, you'll get clear explanations, lots of terrific examples and an illustrative case, and the really practical advice you have come to count on--with design rules that are applicable to any SQL-based system. But you'll also get plenty to help you grow from a new database designer to an experienced designer developing industrial-sized systems. In-depth detail and plenty of real-world, practical examples throughout
Making It Big In Software: Get the job. Work the org. Become great.
by S. Lightstone
Prentice Hall, March 2010. ISBN-10: 0137059671

Here’s all the information you need to jumpstart your software career: the best ways to get hired, move up, and blaze your way to the top! The software business has radically changed, and this book reveals today’s realities–everything your professors and corporate managers never told you. In his 20 years at IBM as a software architect, senior manager, and lead programmer, Sam Lightstone has briefed dozens of leading companies and universities on careers, new technology, and emerging areas of research. He currently works on one of the world’s largest software development teams and spends a good part of his time recruiting and mentoring software engineers. This book shares all the lessons for success Sam has learned…plus powerful insights from 17 of the industry’s biggest stars. Want to make it big in software? Start right here!

Discover how to:
• Get your next job in software development
• Master the nontechnical skills crucial to your success
• “Work the org” to move up rapidly
• Successfully manage your time, projects, and life
• Avoid “killer” mistakes that could destroy your career
• Move up to “medium-shot,” “big-shot,” and finally, “visionary”
• Launch your own winning software company

Exclusive interviews with:
Steve Wozniak, Inventor, Apple computer
John Schwarz, CEO, Business Objects
James Gosling, Inventor, Java programming language
Marissa Mayer, Google VP, Search Products and User Experience
Jon Bentley, Author, Programming Pearls
Marc Benioff, CEO and founder,
Grady Booch, IBM Fellow and co-founder Rational Software
Bjarne Stroustrup, Inventor, C++ programming language
David Vaskevitch, Microsoft CTO
Linus Torvalds, Creator, Linux operating system kernel
Richard Stallman, Founder, Free software movement
Peter Norvig, Google’s Director of Research
Mark Russinovich, Microsoft Fellow and Windows Architect
Tom Malloy, Adobe Chief Software Architect
Diane Greene, Co-founder and past CEO of VMware
Robert Kahn, Co-inventor, the Internet
Ray Tomlinson, Inventor, email
Physical Database Design: the database professional’s guide to exploiting indexes, views, storage, and more
by S. Lightstone, T. Teory, T. Nadeau,
Morgan Kaufmann Press, 2007. ISBN: 0123693896

Physical Database Design discusses the concept of how physical structures of databases affect performance, including specific examples, guidelines, and best and worst practices for a variety of DBMSs and configurations. Something as simple as improving the table index design has a profound impact on performance. This book explains the key physical database design concepts of indexes, clustering indexes, multidimensional clustering, range and list partitioning, hash partitioning and shared nothing, data striping and RAID.

Every form of relational database, such as Online Transaction Processing (OLTP), Enterprise Resource Management (ERP), Data warehousing (DW), Data Mining (DM), or Management Resource Planning (MRP), can be improved using the methods provided in the book.