• 7 years of OtterTune R&D Part I - the Lab Years

    7 years of OtterTune R&D Part I - the Lab Years

    4 days ago
    DJ Otter
    DJ Otter
    Highlights and lessons learned developing OtterTune’s machine learning algorithms & services architecture - with links to 2 peer-reviewed research papers.
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  • How to Prevent Machine Learning From Wrecking Your Database

    How to Prevent Machine Learning From Wrecking Your Database

    16 days ago
    Dana Van Aken
    Dana Van Aken
    OtterTune automates the process of optimizing a database’s configuration knobs for its specific workload by using machine learning (ML). Since ML algorithms do not interpret the world the same way humans do, OtterTune has safeguards in place to ensure that ML does not harm your database.
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  • Benchmark: Using Machine Learning to Optimize Amazon RDS PostgreSQL Performance

    Benchmark: Using Machine Learning to Optimize Amazon RDS PostgreSQL Performance

    about 1 month ago
    Bohan Zhang
    Bohan Zhang
    When you provision an RDS PostgreSQL instance, Amazon launches it with their default configuration settings for dozens of tunable knobs. These knob settings affect database performance, and the default settings are often not optimal for your databases specific workload...
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  • Watch: OtterTune Explained in 5 Minutes...

    Watch: OtterTune Explained in 5 Minutes...

    about 2 months ago
    Andy Pavlo
    Andy Pavlo
    We present a 5 minute video that explains how OtterTune uses machine learning to automate database tuning. It includes a demo of OtterTune optimizing a PostgreSQL database running on Amazon RDS.
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  • OtterTune Frequently Asked Questions

    OtterTune Frequently Asked Questions

    2 months ago
    Dana Van Aken
    Dana Van Aken
    This post provides answers to the most common and pressing questions that we get about OtterTune. We will cover what databases OtterTune supports and how does the service work.
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  • Let’s Do This!

    Let’s Do This!

    2 months ago
    Andy Pavlo
    Andy Pavlo
    Dana Van Aken
    Dana Van Aken
    Yo. Today is a banner day that follows years of research on autonomous database technology and machine learning at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and lessons learned from customer deployments. We’re happy to announce the first commercial release of OtterTune...
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