Speed Up Data Review

Surface risks every time you make a change with Sift’s automated data review.

Sift automatically validates changes to your system by continuously testing them on your simulated assets. With an integrated “Rules” feature that assesses the performance of your individual components, you can optimize data reviews and operate your hardware with confidence.

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  1. Collect a list of the conditions that you typically review.
  2. Open Sift. Go to the Rules tab to add a new rule for each condition.
  3. Find a run (test case) for your vehicle
  4. Evaluate that rule over the run and watch as Sift adds annotations to anomalous data
  5. For a complete list of instructions and technical docs, have a look here.

Automate your data review process

Sift is a telemetry stack that offers transformative tools for machine creators to innovate and scale at speed. With an integrated “Rules” feature that continuously validates changes and surfaces risk, you can speed up your data review process and save valuable time.

While adding a full set of rules to your system requires an initial time investment, that effort is recouped exponentially, saving you weeks of documentation time. And you don’t need to know how to write code to establish ever-present rules that won’t become stale. Sift gives you complete documentation of your investigations, ensuring that future data review will be quick and thorough — without writing any scripts or SQL queries.

How does it work?

Let’s start by looking at the two most common practices for reviewing data with current tools. The first involves waiting until the end of the development process to conduct a data review, essentially putting it off and hoping that your test won’t send you back to square one. Or, you might be scheduling it periodically (but infrequently), before, during, or after major milestones. Both practices are equally painful, time- consuming, and leave you exposed to potential failures. Running continuous tests and manually review all of your data can take resources away from your core mission. And often, these approaches are often not thorough enough to accurately identify issues.

There is an easier way. Sift Rules allow you to forego this process altogether by automatically validating your changes and alerting you if there is problem. By continuously testing your actions on your simulated assets (like HOOTL and HITL), you can identify risks early when the change set is small and the issues only have a low impact. Sift prevents bugs from making it onto your flight hardware, giving everyone peace of mind knowing that nothing was missed.

Implementing rules for your system is easy and straightforward. You can fast-track this process with Sift’s bulk editing features, allowing you to cover a large number of conditions with just a few rules. If you don’t know how to write code, don’t worry. Sift’s stack is accessible to everyone, designed to implement rules without a single line of code. If you have questions during this process, our customer success team can help you get up and running.

The time you will save moving forward will lower your costs, reduce risk, and allow your engineers to reallocate their focus elsewhere. With a smoother workflow and easier iteration, Sift gives you the tools to fix avoidable mistakes that could otherwise derail an entire mission. With changes automatically validated, you can deploy software at any time with complete confidence.

We recommend executing this data review workflow early on in the R&D process. Once you’ve set your rules, you can iterate on them just as you iterate on your hardware. Sift’s Rules can evolve with you and help reduce those iteration times. When you’ve reached the scaling and operational phase, you can rely on Sift to reduce your risk and cost by eliminating human error.

Remove a painful, time-expensive test process from your workflow, and fix mistakes early with Sift’s automated data review.

Commonly asked questions

Will it take a long time to add rules to everything?

We estimate that the time spent adding a full set of rules to your system will be significantly recouped. Most customers save about two weeks of documentation time. In addition, this savings minimizes context switching for engineers and allows leaders to reallocate talent to the team’s core engineering problems.

Is there a way to fast-track the process or add rules in bulk?

Sift comes with bulk edit features and regex expressions that let you cover a significant number of conditions with just a few rules.

What if the engineers on my team are not comfortable writing code?

You have to know how to use code to set up rules. Sift is designed to allow the whole team to intuitively collaborate.

How do our engineers figure out which rules to add?

Our team is dedicated to your success so we’re happy to help you figure that out. By choosing Sift you are hiring some of the foremost experts in telemetry systems and we can help you get up and running on every feature. Sift also allows you to evaluate your rules after-the-fact on historic data letting you iterate on your rule configuration before deploying to live data.

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