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Production SLOs

This page details the Service Level Objective (SLO) for the Feature Server that Tecton commits to upholding. The SLO covers both Reliability and Latency, based on Service Level Indicators (SLIs) described below. The indicators are determined by Tecton on the server side, and compliance with the SLO is evaluated on a 30 day rolling period.


The SLI for reliability is the percentage of requests which do not return a server error (HTTP 5xx). For the purpose of this indicator, client errors (HTTP 4xx) are not considered errors. Additionally, requests which time out on the server side and return 504 do not count against the reliability SLI unless they are SLO-Eligible according to the definition in the Latency section.

The objective for this indicator is 99.95%.


The SLI for latency is the percentage of SLO-Eligible requests which complete in 100 ms or less. The objective for this indicator is 99%.

An SLO-Eligible request is a request which:

  • Does not require processing more than 2MiB of items returned from the Online Store.
  • Reads from Redis take less than 25 ms if using Redis as the Online Store.

For Feature Services with On-Demand Feature Views, Tecton provides an SLO on feature serving time minus the On-Demand Feature View execution time. On-Demand Feature View execution times are not included in the latency SLO since they execute arbitrary user-defined Python code.

SLO Indicators

Web UI

Monitoring for both the latency and reliability SLOs are available in the Web UI under the monitoring tab for each Feature Service. In addition to the rate of SLO violations, the rate of requests to the service which are not SLO-Eligible is shown.

Screenshot of SLO dashboard

Feature Service Metadata

SLO information can optionally be returned in Feature Service responses. To enable returning the SLO information, set the includeSloInfo field in the metadataOptions of a get-features or query-features request body:

"params": {
"metadataOptions": {
"include_slo_info": true

The response metadata will then contain an sloInfo object with information about that request, e.g.:

"metadata": {
"sloInfo": {
"sloEligible": true,
"sloServerTimeSeconds": 0.039343822,
"storeResponseSizeBytes": 204,
"serverTimeSeconds": 0.049082851,
"storeMaxLatency": 0.02687345

sloInfo contains the following fields:

  • sloEligible: Indicates whether the request was eligible for the latency SLO.
  • sloServerTimeSeconds : The latency, in seconds of this request. This is the value that will be used for the latency SLI.
  • sloIneligibilityReasons: Only present if sloEligible is false. In this case it will be a list of one or more strings indicating reasons why the request was not SLO-Eligible. Possible values are:
    • DYNAMODB_RESPONSE_SIZE_LIMIT_EXCEEDED: The 2MiB limit for DynamoDB response size was exceeded.
    • REDIS_RESPONSE_SIZE_LIMIT_EXCEEDED: The 2MiB limit for Redis response size was exceeded
    • REDIS_LATENCY_LIMIT_EXCEEDED: The 25ms limit for querying Redis for features was exceeded
  • dynamodbResponseSizeBytes: (This is being deprecated. Please use storeResponseSizeBytes instead) The total DynamoDB response size processed to serve this request, in bytes. If this is greater than 2 MiB (i.e. 2097152), then the request is not SLO-Eligible.
  • storeResponseSizeBytes: Total online store response size in bytes. If the size exceeds 2 MiB (i.e. 2097152), then the request is not SLO-eligible.
  • serverTimeSeconds: The latency, in seconds, of this request as measured by the server. This includes the total time spent in the feature server including online transforms and store latency.
  • storeMaxLatency: The maximum latency observed by the request from the online store in seconds.

SLO Violations

If an SLO violation is detected by Tecton, a Tecton on-call engineer will be immediately alerted to respond to the situation within 1 hour, 24/7.

If a customer detects what appears to be an SLO violation which is not reflected in the SLO indicator in the Web UI (e.g. latency seems to be high from the client-side, but the Tecton Latency SLI is still in compliance), a Tecton engineer will respond to service requests within 8 hours, during business hours.

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