• DJ OT

At OtterTune, we continue to plow ahead with our plan to make databases better and easier to manage for everyone. We told you in our previous product update about our automated table-level health...

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  • Andy Pavlo

There is a lot of noise in the early-stage tech startup game, which makes it hard to get people to pay attention to what you are trying to do. This is why we...

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  • Ruogu Du

  • Yuze Liao

  • Evelyn Chen

No one wants to get lit up for database downtime or sluggish performance. OtterTune is here for you and your trap. We introduced Database Health Checks back in March as a powerful way...

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  • OtterTune

The otters at Airboat Adventures. The ravaging pandemic has forced the OtterTune team to stay away from each other for the last year. The last time we were together was in May 2021...

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  • Sylvia Zhang

  • Michael Hermenault

New setup features make it easier to manage & auto-tune larger fleets of AWS Aurora and RDS databases with OtterTune.

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  • Andy Pavlo

The start-up game is rough. Andy Pavlo reflects on OtterTune's journey from an academic research project to a thriving start-up.

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  • Andy Pavlo

Announcing the Relational Riverside Rumble, a no-holds-barred competition between a PostgreSQL DBA and OtterTune for a $10K cash prize.

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  • Bohan Zhang

Always run ANALYZE when trying to solve slow PostgreSQL queries

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  • OtterTune

New K8s and Helm deployment options for the open source OtterTune Agent, which collects metrics from your db for OtterTune to analyze.

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  • Bohan Zhang

  • Ruogu Du

New OtterTune Database Health Checks inform you of possible database performance issues in real-time and recommend fixes.

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  • DJ OT

New: Automatic database health checks, CPU utilization as an optimization target, Free Amazon Aurora tuning, PostgreSQL 14 support, and more

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  • Andy Pavlo

In memory of Biggie Smalls, we present our ten street rules for database management.

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  • Andy Pavlo

Visiting Societe Generale to deploy OtterTune in 2018 - 45% improvement in Oracle performance and an encounter with riot police.

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  • Neal Kaviratna

OtterTune engineer, Neal Kaviratna, demonstrates OtterTune "HITL mode" in this 10-minute video.

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  • DJ OT

OtterTune analyzes and automatically tunes over 100 PostgreSQL configuration settings for Amazon RDS and Amazon Aurora users. Here's the list.

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  • DJ OT

OtterTune analyzes and automatically tunes over 150 MySQL configuration settings for Amazon RDS and Amazon Aurora users. Here's the list.

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  • Andy Pavlo

Andy Pavlo's take on 2021 database industry happenings - PostgreSQL, Performance Wars, Passings, and Larry Ellison

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  • Neal Kaviratna

New “Human in the Loop” features give you more control over aspects of the OtterTune automatic database tuning process.

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  • Ruogu Du

  • Bohan Zhang

  • Andy Pavlo

Why the new OtterTune default target objective is 99th percentile query latency

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  • Bohan Zhang

Automatic database tuning, driven by machine learning, can shave weeks off of the Oracle-to-PostgreSQL migration process.

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  • OtterTune

Sylvia Zhang and Haonan Wang joined us as interns, and returned to school as future Otters. Here's what they built this summer!

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  • Neal Kaviratna

How the OtterTune tuning service is designed to collect metrics from your database securely, via an open source Agent.

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  • Dana Van Aken

Whether you use OtterTune, or you tune by hand, these four tips are helpful when it comes to the dreaded database restart.

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  • OtterTune

Updates to OtterTune automatic database tuning service enable easier, faster setup, new auto-tuning controls, a Slack support forum, and ability to tune your first database for free.

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  • Andy Pavlo

Three ways AWS customers unnecessarily pad Jeff Bezos’ bank account with expensive database costs, but it does not need to be this way.

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  • Ruogu Du

  • Bohan Zhang

Amazon's default settings for MySQL RDS can make your database run slower than it should. We show how OtterTune improves MySQL's performance by 2x while also reducing the AWS costs by half just by tuning the database's configuration knobs.

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  • Dana Van Aken

Machine learning will not make human database administrators (DBA) obsolete, but here are three ways it will change the role and skillset of the DBA.

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  • Andy Pavlo

A look at the pros and cons of external vs. internal machine-learning approaches to automatic database tuning.

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  • Dana Van Aken

Video of a VLDB 2021 talk, in which OtterTune CTO, Dana Van Aken presents research that helps DBMS users benefit from autonomous tuning more productively.

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OtterTune at VLDB 2021

August 11, 2021

  • Andy Pavlo

The OtterTune team will be participating in full force at VLDB 2021, with a research paper presentation, workshop keynote, award talk, and discussion panel.

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  • OtterTune

Lessons learned from the first customer deployments of OtterTune’s machine learning-driven DBMS tuning system, and research papers published on the experiences.

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  • OtterTune

Highlights and lessons learned developing OtterTune’s machine learning algorithms & services architecture - with links to 2 peer-reviewed research papers.

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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!

May 12, 2021

  • Andy Pavlo

  • 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...

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