Structural implementation roles

A Tonic Structural implementation can involve the following roles - from those who set up the Structural environment to the consumers of the data that Structural processes.

Note that these roles are not related to role-based access (RBAC) within Structural, which is managed using permission sets.

Infrastructure engineers

For self-hosted instances of Structural.

Infrastructure engineers set up the Structural application and its relevant dependencies. They are typically DevOps, Site Reliability Engineering (SRE), or Kubernetes cluster administrators.

Infrastructure engineers perform the following Structural-related tasks:

  • Ensure that the proper infrastructure is ready for Structural installation based on the deployment checklist.

  • Follow the installation instructions. Works with support as needed.

  • Perform routine maintenance of Structural and the Structural environment. Updates Structural and its dependencies as needed.

  • Create Structural-processed data pipelines for development and testing workflows.

Database administrators

For both self-hosted instances of Structural and Structural Cloud.

Database administrators integrate Structural into your data architecture to support Structural data connectors.

They ensure that source databases are available to Structural, and that Structural can write to destination databases.

Database administrators perform the following Structural-related tasks:

  • Set up the required Structural access to source databases.

  • Set up destination databases for Structural to write transformed data to.

Structural users

Structural users are the actual users of the Structural application.

Depending on the use case, Structural users might be compliance analysts, DevOps, or data engineers.

Tonic users perform the following Structural-related tasks:

Data consumers

Data consumers are the end users of transformed destination data or trained data models.

They are typically QA testers, developers, or analysts.

Data consumers perform the following Structural-related tasks.

  • Validate the usability of the destination data.

  • Provide guidance on application-specific requirements for data.

Security and compliance

Security and compliance ensure and validate that the data that Structural produces meets expectations, and that Structural is compliant with other security-related processes.

Security and compliance specialists perform the following Structural-related tasks:

  • Provide guidance on what data is sensitive.

  • Sign off on proposed approaches to mask sensitive data.

  • Approve data access and permissions.

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