Overview

Scuba Signals is an alert and monitoring feature that enables users to: 

  • Define alert criteria

  • Define the frequency of alert checks

  • Specify a list of recipients that will be notified if an alert is triggered

  • Receive email notifications with an attached data visualization and a link to the query

Business Value: 

Nobody has enough time to manually track every metric, every day and maintain full visibility of all the important changes in their data. Scuba signals saves you time and provides peace of mind knowing that you will be notified if something critical changes in your data. 

How it Works : Rapidly Growing SaaS Use-Case 

Imagine you’re working at a rapidly growing SaaS company that sees a consistent increase in their overall usage week over week. You may find it insightful to discover that contrary to the typical trend there has been a recent decrease in overall usage. Rather than manually running a query every week to see if such a decrease has taken place, Scuba Signals can be used to schedule the query and automatically alert users when those usage numbers are above or below pre-selected target numbers

Step 1 - Navigating to Scuba Signals 

Scuba Signals can be defined in the Explore feature in the definition window under the Signals tab. All the measures that you want to use in a Signal configuration need to be defined in advance under the “definition” section. If the measures are not defined, they will not show up for use under Condition.

Step 2 - Defining Measures for Use in Signals

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Step 3 - Set Trigger Conditions in Scuba Signals

Now that you have defined the measures you want to compare, we can head over the Scuba Signals by clicking on the “Automation” tab.

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Step 4 - Scheduling & Delivery  

Lastly, specify how frequently you want the comparison to run.

Then, enter an email subject line and who should receive the email alert.

After creating this Signal, the listed emails will receive an email alert with the 20% Drop Alert subject line anytime the specified Signal condition is met. Checking “Include Graph” will add a data visualization of the drop as an email image attachment. Including the Query URL will include a link to bring the recipient directly to the specific query in Scuba so that deeper analysis can be performed as necessary.

Additional Use Cases:

Beyond monitoring for sudden data ingestion or traffic breakdowns, there are many more use cases for Scuba Signals. Here are just a few:

  • ML Model drift monitoring

  • Data ingestion breakdown alerts

  • Monitor for sudden drops in conversion rate / revenue

  • Keep a pulse on secondary metrics that typically don’t change often without the manual effort