Tuning in action

Wei Cao, Dennis Shasha

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


Imagine that your database has all the right indexes. Its buffer manager has been tuned to give a high hit ratio, the buffer fits in RAM, and the data is well distributed on disk. You're done, right? Well, no, because the application code might be poorly written. It might include delinquent design patterns. The demoed tuning tool AppSleuth will find those delinquent design patterns but it is the demo visitor's job to fix them.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvances in Database Technology - EDBT 2013
Subtitle of host publication16th International Conference on Extending Database Technology, Proceedings
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 2013
Event16th International Conference on Extending Database Technology, EDBT 2013 - Genoa, Italy
Duration: Mar 18 2013Mar 22 2013

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series


Other16th International Conference on Extending Database Technology, EDBT 2013


  • application-level optimization
  • database tuning
  • performance tool

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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