Encyclopedia of Database Systems

2018 Edition
| Editors: Ling Liu, M. Tamer Özsu

Self-Management Technology in Databases

  • Surajit ChaudhuriEmail author
  • Gerhard Weikum
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-8265-9_334


Auto-administration and auto-tuning of database systems; Autonomic database systems; Self-managing database systems; Self-tuning database systems


The total cost of ownership (TCO) for a database-centric information system is dominated by the expenses for highly skilled human staff in order to deploy, configure, administer, monitor, and tune the database system. Self-management technology for databases aims to automate these tasks to the largest possible extent and throughout the entire life cycle of the information system. This involves many dimensions that determine the system performance and availability such as workload analysis, capacity planning, physical database design, database statistics management for query optimization, load control, memory management, system-health monitoring, failure diagnosis and root-cause identification, configuration of backup procedures, and other self-healing capabilities. The self-managing capabilities can be incorporated in a...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Microsoft ResearchMicrosoft CorporationRedmondUSA
  2. 2.Department 5: Databases and Information SystemsMax-Planck-Institut für InformatikSaarbrückenGermany

Section editors and affiliations

  • Surajit Chaudhuri
    • 1
  1. 1.Microsoft ResearchMicrosoft CorporationRedmondUSA