Latest posts by Sam Lightstone (see all)
- Nine ways hybrid cloud delivers real IT and business benefit - April 13, 2016
- IBM dashDB is here!Keeping data warehouse infrastructure out of your way - November 10, 2014
- Please join me at IBM Insight 2014 for more on #IBMBLU and #BLUEMIX - October 24, 2014
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BIO: Sam Lightstone is IBM Master Inventor, Distinguished Engineer and Chief Architect for Data Warehousing. He is currently the Chief Architect for both IBM’s dashDB product providing data warehousing in the cloud, and “BLU Acceleration” IBM’s breakthrough technology for parallel vectorized in-memory columnar analytics, a project Sam cofounded in collaboration with colleagues from IBM’s Almaden Research and Toronto labs. His recent work has included numerous topics in cloud computing, hardware optimized analytic processing, database language interfaces, data warehousing, autonomic computing and relational database management systems. He is founder and past chair of the IEEE Data Engineering Workgroup on Self Managing Database Systems and is a member of the IEEE Computer Society Task Force on Autonomous and Autonomic Computing. Sam is a member of the IBM Academy of Technology and an IBM Master Inventor with over 45 patents and patents pending; he has published widely on self-managing database systems and is co-author of five books, including the critically acclaimed guide to software development professionalism “Making it Big in Software”. Sam has been with IBM since 1991. He has a B.Sc. Eng. in Applied Science in Electrical Engineering from Queen’s University and an M.Math in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo. He is a former competitive and carded foil fencer on the Canadian national circuit, who enjoys cycling and playing guitar.
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