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Run Tecton in Production

This page provides an introduction and overview of key topics related to operating Tecton in a production environment.

Tecton is a platform for managing, serving, and monitoring ML features. Running Tecton in production requires coordinating several components, including:

  • Feature repositories with feature definitions
  • Feature data materialized in an offline store and online store
  • HTTP API servers for low latency feature serving
  • Monitoring and alerting to maintain data quality and uptime

Why Running in Production Matters

As you deploy machine learning models to production, the features that serve as model input become a critical part of your infrastructure. Tecton provides capabilities to help you:

  • Ensure high uptime and low latency for feature data
  • Maintain data quality and integrity over time
  • Track feature usage and model performance
  • Control infrastructure costs by monitoring jobs and usage

Key Capabilities

Some of the key capabilities Tecton offers for running in production include:

Scalable Feature Serving

Tecton's HTTP API and Feature servers are built to handle high query volumes with low latency. You can scale up the number of servers to handle up to 1M+ queries per second.

Monitoring and Alerting

Tecton offers monitoring dashboards and alerting to help you maintain uptime and data quality. This includes:

  • Uptime and error rate monitoring for the HTTP API
  • Email alerts for failed feature materialization jobs
  • Summary metrics on feature view usage and freshness

Cost Management Tools

Tecton applies tags to resources in your cloud environment so you can view costs by feature view or workspace. Tecton also offers tools for suppressing rematerialization and optimizing cluster configurations to control infrastructure usage.

Integrations with CI/CD

You can connect your Git repository containing Tecton configurations to CI/CD tools like GitHub Actions. This enables automatic deployment of new features to your production workspaces. Please see this page for more details on how to integrate Tecton with your CI/CD system.

Production SLOs

Tecton guarantees Service Level Objectives (SLOs) for feature serving latency and reliability. The SLOs provide guarantees around the performance of feature data served from Tecton in production.

Best Practices

To run Tecton successfully in production, we recommend following these best practices:

Please see our full production best practices guide for more details.

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