April 21, 2023

Highlights from this conversation include:

  • Origins of OtterTune
  • The problem with knob tuning
  • Roles of machine learning
  • The challenges of database tuning and the role of human expertise
  • Tuning in production
  • Observability and Data Collection
  • Data Security and Privacy
  • Optimizing on-prem vs. cloud workloads
  • Performance benchmarks
  • Importance of automated tuning services
  • Challenges in Benchmarking Real Workloads
  • The Story Behind the Name OtterTune
  • Balancing Technology and Human Factors