Talks

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

Invited Lectures

1. 2016 S. Lightstone, “dashDB: The DB2 compatible warehouse in the cloud that keeps IT infrastructure out of your way” IDUG DB2 North America Technical Conference, Austin TX, May 23-26 2016
2. 2016 M. Huras, S. Lightstone, Spotlight Session, “DB2 and dashDB Recent Developments, Trends and Directions : Leadership in the Era of Data, Cloud & Analytics” IDUG DB2 North America Technical Conference, Austin TX, May 23-26 2016
3. 2016 S. Lightstone, “Innovation & Patents”, BLUEIGNITION Lunch & Learn, IBM Toronto Laboratory, Markham ONT, Canada, April 7, 2016.
4. 2016 S. Lightstone, Keynote, “Transforming the Economics of Data with IBM Cloud Data Services”, IBM Insight Israel, Rishon LeZion, Israel, March 2016
5. 2015 S. Lightstone “Data Warehousing & Deep Analytics”, IT Analyst Summit, Nov 11-12, Stamford CT.
6. 2015 S. Lightstone “Ask the Experts on DB2 LUW Data Warehousing”, Insight panel Insight2015, October 25-29 | Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, NV.
7. 2015 S. Lightstone “dashDB Massively Parallel Processing (MPP): In Memory Columnar Warehousing with Massive Scaleout”, Insight2015, October 25-29 | Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, NV.
8. 2015 S. Lightstone “What’s New in BLU Acceleration: Tips and Insights on the Latest In Memory Columnar Technologies”. Insight2015, October 25-29 | Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, NV.
9. 2015 Sam Lightstone, “KNOW MORE IN A DASH: dashDB ~Easy Webscale Data Warehousing in the Cloud”, ACM Symposium on Cloud Computing (SOCC) 2015, Aug 27-29, 2015. Hilton Waikoloa Village, Kohala Coast, Hawai’i.
10. 2015 S. Lightstone, “The Science and Engineering Behind Super Fast Load-and-Go In-Memory Analytics”,

In-memory Computing Summit 2015, Jun 29-30 2015. San Francisco CA.

11. 2014 P. Downey, S. Lightstone, B. Schiefer, M. Huras, “Ask the IBM DB2 Technical Leadership Team” Panel Session, IBM Insight Conference, Oct 27-30 2014, Las Vegas, NV.
12. 2014 S. Lightstone, B. Schiefer, M. Sporer, M. Weihrauch, B. O’Connel, “Architect Panel: Distinguished Engineers on Analytics” Panel Session, IBM Insight Conference, Oct 27-30 2014, Las Vegas, NV.
13. 2014 S. Lightstone, G. Lohman, “What’s New in IBM DB2 BLU Acceleration: Tips and Insights into the Latest 2014 Enhancements”, IBM Insight Conference, Oct 27-30 2014, Las Vegas, NV.
14. 2014 S. Lightstone, R. Barber, “IBM DB2 with BLU Acceleration: New Super-Fast and Easy-to-Use Engine for Analytics ”, IBM Insight Conference, Oct 27-30 2014, Las Vegas, NV.
15. 2014 Spotlight Session, S. Lightstone “Acceleration: The Future of Analytics in the Era of Faster than RAM Computing” IDUG DB2 Tech Conference, Pheonix Arizona, May 12-16 2014
16. 2013 S. Lightstone, “BLU Acceleration:   Super Analytics. Super Fast.”, IBM Software Group Analyst Insight, Stamford Connecticut, November 2013. (Top rated session of the conference!)
17. 2013 S. Lightstone, R. Barber, “IBM DB2 with BLU Acceleration: DB2’s Native Columnar Processing for Analytics”, Technical Session of the IBM Information On Demand Conference, Nov 3-7, 2013,   Las Vegas, Nevada
18. 2013 S. Lightstone, V. Raman, “Saving Storage (Big Time) with DB2’s BLU Acceleration. Analytics Made Small”,   Technical Session of the IBM Information On Demand Conference, Nov 3-7, 2013, Las Vegas, Nevada
19. 2013 S. Lightstone “DB2 Tech Talk: Deep Dive on All New BLU Acceleration”, Webcast, May 2013
20. 2012 S. Lightstone, “IBM DB2 10: Leveraging Its New Capabilities Within the Workload Management Best Practices”, Technical Session of the IBM Information On Demand Conference, October 21-25, 2012,   Las Vegas, Nevada
21. 2012 S. Lightstone, “Autonomic Computing in DB2 10.1”, Tech Talk (video: http://youtu.be/VCOSdlkdcUc ) of the IBM Information On Demand Conference, October, 2012,   Las Vegas, Nevada
22. 2012 “Revolutionizing the Cost and Performance of Operational Warehouse Technologies”, Ask the Experts Panel with panelists P. Downey, S. Schiefer, S. Lightstone, the IBM Information On Demand Conference, October, 2012, Las Vegas, Nevada
23. 2012 Keynote Speaker, S. Lightstone, “Thinking Outside the Bits”, Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing, China, September 3, 2012.
24. 2012 S. Lightstone, “DB2 BLU:   Quantum Enhancements to Analytic Processing”, Lab-wide session, IBM Silicon Valley Lab, May 3 2012.
25. 2012 Keynote Speaker, “Thinking Outside the Bits”, Connections2012, The 8th University of Toronto Electrical and Computer Engineering Graduate Symposium, May 15 2012.
26. 2011 S. Lightstone, “Making it Big in Software”, University of Toronto April 5, 2011
27. 2011 S. Lightstone, “Making it Big in Software”, Webcast, Safari Books, Mar 16, 2011
28. 2010 Panel on Academic vs Industry Jobs, Moderated by Dr. Robin Cohen, University of Waterloo, Nov, 22, 2010
29. 2010 S. Lightstone, “Making it Big in Software”, University of Toronto Nov 25, 2010
30. 2010 S. Lightstone, “Making it Big in Software”, York University, Nov 12, 2010
31. 2010 S. Lightstone, “Making it Big in Software”, Queen’s university, Nov 10, 2010
32. 2010 S. Lightstone, “Accelerating Your Career With Integrity”, Women In Technology Event, IBM Information On Demand, October ,  2010,  Las Vegas, Nevada
33. 2010 S. Lightstone, “DB2 Architecture – From Soup to Nuts”, IBM Information On Demand, October ,  2010,  Las Vegas, Nevada
34. 2010 S. Lightstone, “Best practices for physical database design with DB2”,  IBM Information On Demand, October,  2010,  Las Vegas, Nevada
35. 2010 S. Lightstone, “Making it Big in Software”, University of Toronto, September 28, 2010
36. 2010 S. Lightstone, “The Innovator’s 12”, Google Israel, Tel Aviv, July 8, 2010
37. 2010 S. Lightstone, “Making it Big in Software”, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, July 5, 2010
38. 2010 S. Lightstone, “Making it Big in Software”, IBM Worldwide audience of the Software Group Super Womens Group, June 16, 2010
39. 2010 S. Lightstone, “Making it Big in Software”, University of Waterloo, June 15, 2010
40. 2010 S. Lightstone, “Making it Big in Software”, Technometria podcast, June 10, 2010
41. 2010 S. Lightstone, “Making it Big in Software”, DB2 Night Show, May 28, 2010
42. 2010 S. Lightstone, “The Innovator’s 12”, IBM Toastmaters, May 12, 2010
43. 2010 S. Lightstone, “Making it Big in Software”, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, May 5, 2010
44. 2010 S. Lightstone, “Making it Big in Software”, Dillards, April 7, 2010
45. 2010 S. Lightstone, “Making it Big in Software”, DB2 User Group, March 23, 2010
46. 2010 S. Lightstone, “Making it Big in Software”, IBM Internship Students, March 18, 2010
47. 2010 S. Lightstone, “Making it Big in Software”, University of Toronto, March 15, 2010
48. 2009 L. States, D. Lindquist, S. Lightstone, D. Edwards, K. Galloway, “Improving Time to Value: How to Optimize and Migrate your Workloads”, IBM Software Analyst Connect, Stamford CT, November 17-18, 2009
49. 2009 S. Lightstone, “I’m a Believer: Learning to Trust the Self Tuning Memory Manager (STMM)”,  IBM Information On Demand, October 25-30,  2008,  Las Vegas, Nevada
50. 2008 S. Lightstone, “Top 10 reasons it’s never been better to go DB2”,  IBM Information On Demand, October 26-31,  2008,  Las Vegas, Nevada
51. 2008 S. Lightstone, “Best practices for physical database design with DB2”,  IBM Information On Demand, October 26-31,  2008,  Las Vegas, Nevada
52. 2008 S. Lightstone, “Top 10 reasons it has never been better to move to DB2”, IBM Information On Demand EMEA, June 3-6 2008,  The Hague, Netherlands. (presented by S. Rielau)
53. 2007 Sam S. Lightstone, “Physical Database Design for DB2”, IBM Information On Demand 2007 Global Conference, October 14 – 19, 2007. Mandalay Bay Resort, Las Vegas, NV
54. 2007 Sam S. Lightstone, “Automatic Statistics Collection: Improve Performance and Reduce Risk”, IBM Information On Demand 2007 Global Conference, October 14 – 19, 2007. Mandalay Bay Resort, Las Vegas, NV
55. 2007 Sam S. Lightstone, “Best Practices for Creating Scalable High Quality Data Warehouses with DB2”, IBM Information On Demand 2007 Global Conference, October 14 – 19, 2007. Mandalay Bay Resort, Las Vegas, NV
56. 2007 Sam S. Lightstone “Adaptive Self Tuning Memory Management …and other autonomic computing success stories from DB2 for Linux UNIX and Windows”, Poster session, IBM Academy of Technology, April 3, 2007, Austin TX
57. 2007 S. Lightstone “DB2 for Linux UNIX and Windows: Architecture and Internals”, IBM Israel Software Lab Seminar Series, May 3 2007, Rehovot Israel.
58. 2006 S. Lightstone “How DB2 creates super DBAs through self-managing autonomic technology”, IBM Information On Demand 2006 , Anaheim, CA, October 15-20
59. 2006 S. Lightstone, “Strategic Directions for CAS Research,  Information Management”, Center for Advanced Studies Information Management Workshop, July 27 2006, IBM Canada, Toronto
60. 2006 Keynote speaker, S. Lightstone, “The need for ease: development principles for successful autonomic computing projects”, 3rd IEEE International Workshop on Engineering of Autonomic Systems (EASe 2006), March 30, 2006, Postdam Germany
61. 2006 S. Lightstone “Self Managing DB2 UDB, the Latest Technology”, IBM Software University, Las Vegas NA, Jan 15-19, 2006 (presented by G. Baklarz)
62. 2006 S. Lightstone “Self Managing DB2 UDB, the Latest Technology”, DB2 Users Group Forum, IBM, Petach Tikva, Israel, Jan 11, 2006
63. 2005 S. Lightstone, A.Storm, C. Garcia-Arellano, M. Carroll, J. Colaco , Y. Diao, M. Surendra “Self tuning memory management in a relational database system” Fourth Annual Workshop on Systems and Storage Technology, December 11, 2005, IBM Research Lab, Haifa University campus, Mount Carmel, Haifa, Israel.
64. 2005 S. Lightstone, “Self Managing DB2 UDB, the Latest Technology”, IBM DB2 Information Management Technical Conference.  September 12-16, 2005,  Orlando, FL.
65. 2005 S. Lightstone “When systems manage themselves: Research from IBM’s self-managing database project”, York University, Sept 22, 2005.
66. 2005 S. Lightstone, “Makin’ it big. The insider’s view on building a successful career in software development.”, Distinguished Lectures Series, University of Toronto,  Sept. 21, 2005.
67. 2005 S. Lightstone, “Design Advisor: Selecting Indexes, MQTs, MDC and Partitioning Automatically”,  IBM DB2 Information Management Technical Conference.  September 12-16, 2005, Orlando, FL.
68. 2005 M. Wilding, S. Lightstone, K. McKnight, R. Beggs. “DB2 quality roadshow”, an IBM internal review of software engineering mandates, and reliability programming. 100 attendees.
69. 2005 S. Lightstone “Autonomic Computing: Historic Imperative”, IBM Canada Technical Exchange, Feb 8, 2005.
70. 2005 S. Lightstone, “Makin’ it big. The insider’s view on building a successful career in software development.”, Distinguished Lectures Series, York University, March 2, 2005.
71. 2004 S. Lightstone, “Inside DB2 Autonomic Computing: Design and Architecture.”, Canadian Technical Excellence Council (CTEC), December 10, 2004. Toronto, Canada.
72. 2004 S. Lightstone “Autonomic Computing: an historic imperative”, Queen’s University, Nov 22, 2004.
73. 2004 S. Lightstone, “Makin’ it big. The insider’s view on building a successful career in software development.”, Queen’s University, Nov 22, 2004
74. 2004 S. Lightstone. D. Zilio, C.  Zuzarte, G. Lohman, J. Rao, K. Cheung. “DB2 Design Advisor: More than just index selection”, IDUG 2004 – Europe, 11-14 October 2004, Prague, Czech Republic
75. 2004 A.Storm, C. Garcia-Arellano , M. Carroll , L. Chu , J. Colaco , Y. Diao , I. Finlay , S. Lightstone , M. Surendra. (Presented by A Storm) “Designing an Autonomic System to Enhance Memory Performance: Challenges and Solutions”,  IBM Academy of Technology Performance Engineering Best Practices Conference, San Jose, CA.
76. 2004 V. Chang , Y. Diao , C. Garcia-Arellano , J. L. Hellerstein , M. Huras , S. Lightstone , S. Parekh , K. Rose,   A. Storm , M. Surendra  (presented by Y Diao) “A Control-Theory Based Approach to Performance Design for On-Demand Computing: Case Studies from DB2”, IBM Academy of Technology Performance Engineering Best Practices Conference ,San Jose, CA.
77. 2004 S. Lightstone,  D. Zilio, C.  Zuzarte, G. Lohman, J. Rao, K. Cheung. “DB2 Design Advisor: More than just index selection”, IDUG 2004 – North America, May 9 – 13, 2004, Marriott World Center, Orlando, Florida,
78. 2004 S Lightstone “Autonomic DB2: simplicity, performance, availability”, IDUG 2004 – North America, May 9 – 13, 2004, Marriott World Center, Orlando, Florida,
79. 2004 S. Lightstone, “Autonomic DB2: simplicity, performance, availability”, DB2 Central Canada User Group, April 19 2004, Sheraton Hotel, Toronto, Canada.
80. 2003 S. Lightstone “Self-managing Capabilities in DB2 Universal Database Linux, UNIX, Windows”, IDUG® 2003 – Europe,  7-10 October 2003, Nice Acropolis, Nice, France.  presented by Paul Zikopoulos
81. 2003 S. Lightstone “DB2 Autonomic Computing Strategy and Update”, Gold Consultants Briefing, September 28-October 2, 2003, The Kingbridge Centre, King City, Ontario, Canada.
82. 2003 S. Lightstone “The Autonomic Computing Benchmark Suite”,4th  IBM Academy Conference on Performance Engineering, June 9-11, 2003,  Fishkill NY.
83. 2003 S. Lightstone “Self-Managing Capabilities in DB2 UDB”, IDUG 2003 – North America, May 19-23, 2003 Paris Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada.
84. 2002 S. Lightstone “Autonomic Computing for DB2 Universal Database: Baby steps, the midnight jog, and the future marathon.”, Autonomic Computing Summit sponsored by the IBM Academy of Technology, IBM  TJ Watson Research Center, Yorktown  NY. May 12-14 2002.
85. 2001 S. Lightstone,  D. Zilio. “Self-managing technology in DB2 Universal Database”, CASCON 2002, International Plaza Hotel, Toronto
86. 2001 D. Zilio,  S. Lightstone,  K. Lyons, G. Lohman (IBM) “Self-Managing Technology in IBM DB2 Universal Database” ACM CIKM 2001, Tenth International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, Georgia Industry Session Data Management: Beyond the Traditional November 5-10, 2001 Atlanta,
87. 2001 S. Lightstone,  E Kwan, L Wu “Performance Magic: DB2’s Amazing Performance Configuration Wizard”, DB2 Technical Conference, Oralndo FLA. Oct 1-5 2001,. , presented by B Schiefer.
88. 2001 S. Lightstone,  G. Lohman, R. Horman, D. Zilio, A. Storm “Self-Managing Technology for DB2 UNIX & Windows. No Hands Required.” DB2 Technical Conference, Oralndo FLA. Oct 1-5 2001. , presented by B Schiefer.
89. 2000 S. Lightstone,  M. Flasza, D. Tremaine. “The Sorter the Better. Sort It Out Using DB2 UDB’s Advanced Sorting Technology”, DB2 Technical Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada.
90. 2000 S. Lightstone “Get a Load of This! DB2 UDB’s Industry Leading High Speed Data Loader”, DB2 Technical Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada.
91. 1999 S. Lightstone “Inside DB2 Load: Better, Stronger, Faster”, DB2 International Database Users Group, Nice , France. , presented by Dr. R Berks.
92. 1999 S. Lightstone “Inside DB2 Load: Better, Stronger, Faster”, DB2 Technical Conference, Euro Disney, Paris, France.
93. 1999 S. Lightstone, G. Kligerman ,”High Availability with DB2 UDB”, DB2 Technical Conference, Euro Disney, Paris, France. .
94. 1998 S. Lightstone, M. Flasza, “Using the New Autoloader For DB2 UDB EEE”, DB2 Technical Conference, San Antonio Texas. . Presented by M. Flasza
95. 1998 S. Lightstone, “Secrets of the Load Utility for DB2 Universal Database”, DB2 Technical Conference,  San Antonio Texas. . Presented by M. Flasza
96. 1997 S. Lightstone, “Scalable Parallel Data Loading; Advanced principles in MPP and SMP exploitation.” DB2 Technical Conference, Salt Lake City Utah.
97. 1997 S. Lightstone, “Secrets of the Load Utility for DB2 Universal Database”, DB2 Technical Conference, Salt Lake City Utah. .
98. 1996 S. Lightstone “Secrets of the Load Utility for DB2 Common Server”, DB2 Technical Conference, Miami Beach, FLA.

 

Interviews

  • InfoWorld, “Exploring the Data Explosion”,  with Tom Sullivan, Volume 23, Issue 16, April 16 , 2001