Usage limits

This document contains current restrictions and usage limits when using Cloud Data Loss Prevention (DLP). For billing information, see the pricing page.

These limits apply to each Google Cloud Platform Console project and are shared across all applications and IP addresses using that project.

You can set lower quotas in the Google Cloud Platform Console.

Request quotas

The current API request quota for Cloud DLP is as follows.

Request Quota Value
Requests per minute 600

Content limits

Cloud DLP enforces the following usage limits:

Content Limit Limit
Requests to projects.image.redact 4 MB
Default request size limit .5 MB

Larger files should be hosted on Cloud Storage to be inspected.

Resource limits

Cloud DLP enforces the following limits on stored resources per project.

Resource Limit
Maximum number of templates 1000
Maximum number of job triggers 100
Maximum number of running jobs 100
Maximum number of stored infoTypes 30

Content inspection and redaction limits

Cloud DLP enforces the following usage limits for inspecting and redacting content sent directly to the API as text or images:

Type of Limit Usage Limit
Maximum number of regular custom dictionaries per request 10
Maximum size of word list passed directly in the request message per regular custom dictionary 128 KB
Maximum size of word list specified as a file in Cloud Storage per regular custom dictionary 512 KB
Maximum number of components (continuous sequences containing only letters, only digits, only non-letter characters, or only non-digit characters) per regular custom dictionary phrase 40
Maximum combined size of all stored custom dictionaries per request 5 MB
Maximum number of detection rules per custom infoType 5
Maximum number of custom infoTypes per request 30
Maximum size of each quote 4 KB
Maximum number of table values 50,000
Maximum number of transformations per request 100

Storage inspection limits

Cloud DLP enforces the following usage limits for inspecting Google Cloud Platform storage repositories:

Type of Limit Usage Limit
Maximum number of storage blocks per request 1
Maximum total scan size 2 TB
Maximum size of individual text items .5 MB
Maximum number of regular custom dictionaries per request 10
Maximum size of word list passed directly in the request message per regular custom dictionary 128 KB
Maximum size of word list specified as a file in Cloud Storage per regular custom dictionary 10 MB
Maximum combined size of all stored custom dictionaries per request 500 MB
Maximum number of detection rules per custom infoType 5
Maximum number of custom infoTypes per request 30
Maximum size of each quote 4 KB

Stored infoType limits

Cloud DLP enforces the limits listed below for creating stored infoTypes.

Stored custom dictionaries

The following limits apply to stored custom dictionaries:

Type of Limit Usage Limit
Maximum size of a single input file stored in Cloud Storage 200 MB
Maximum combined size of all input files stored in Cloud Storage 1 GB
Maximum number of input files stored in Cloud Storage 100
Maximum size of an input column in BigQuery 1 GB
Maximum number of input table rows in BigQuery 5,000,000
Maximum size of output files 500 MB

Quota increases

You can edit your quotas up to their maximum values by selecting Edit Quotas from the Quotas page of the Google Cloud Platform Dashboard. To request an increase above the maximum quota, edit your quota with your requested increase and justification and submit your update. You will be notified when your request has been received. You might be contacted for more information regarding your request. After your request has been reviewed, you will be notified whether it has been approved or denied.

Quota dependencies

Depending on which features you are using, you may also need additional quota.

Learn about service disruptions

Cloud DLP has a number of features that depend upon other GCP services. Because of these dependencies you can expect Cloud DLP to have comparable reliability as those products.

We make a best effort to retry until any recurring errors have subsided, but degraded experiences may occur if those services experience disruptions.

Check the Google Cloud Status Dashboard for all known service disruptions. You can also subscribe to the Google Cloud Status Dashboard Updates JSON Feed or RSS Feed for push updates.

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