Discover how to enhance OpenAI models using ClickHouse data for tailored AI performance in our step-by-step guide.

Fine-Tuning OpenAI Models with Data from ClickHouse

In this tutorial, we will explore how to fine-tune an OpenAI model using training data stored in a ClickHouse database. ClickHouse is a column-oriented database management system that is optimized for OLAP (online analytical processing) tasks. By the end of this tutorial, you will have a clear understanding of how to extract data from ClickHouse and use it to fine-tune an OpenAI model to better suit your specific needs.


  • A ClickHouse server with access to your dataset.
  • An OpenAI API key to access OpenAI's GPT models.
  • Basic knowledge of Python programming.
  • Familiarity with the OpenAI API and ClickHouse.

Step 1: Extracting Data from ClickHouse

Before we can fine-tune an OpenAI model, we need to prepare our dataset. Let's start by extracting the necessary data from ClickHouse.

from clickhouse_driver import Client

# Connect to ClickHouse
client = Client(host='your_clickhouse_host', port='your_clickhouse_port', user='your_username', password='your_password')

# Query your dataset
query = 'SELECT * FROM your_dataset_table'
data = client.execute(query)

# Convert the data to a format suitable for OpenAI fine-tuning
training_data = [{'prompt': row[0], 'completion': row[1]} for row in data]

Make sure to replace your_clickhouse_host, your_clickhouse_port, your_username, your_password, and your_dataset_table with your actual ClickHouse credentials and dataset information.

Step 2: Fine-Tuning the OpenAI Model

With our dataset ready, we can now proceed to fine-tune the OpenAI model.

import openai

# Set your OpenAI API key
openai.api_key = 'your_openai_api_key'

# Fine-tune the model
training_response = openai.FineTune.create(

# Monitor the fine-tuning process
status = openai.FineTune.retrieve(id=training_response['id'])

Replace your_openai_api_key with your actual OpenAI API key. The n_epochs parameter determines how many times the model will go through the training dataset. Adjust this parameter based on your dataset size and desired level of fine-tuning.

Step 3: Testing the Fine-Tuned Model

After the fine-tuning process is complete, it's important to test the model to ensure it performs as expected.

# Use the fine-tuned model
response = openai.Completion.create(
  prompt='Your test prompt here',


Replace Your test prompt here with a prompt you want to test your fine-tuned model with.


Fine-tuning OpenAI models with data from ClickHouse can significantly improve the performance of the model on specific tasks. By following the steps outlined in this tutorial, you can extract your training data from ClickHouse, fine-tune an OpenAI model, and test it to ensure it meets your requirements.

Remember to monitor the fine-tuning process and adjust parameters as necessary for the best results. Happy fine-tuning!

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