Real-time Log Management and Analysis

Stackdriver Logging allows you to store, search, analyze, monitor, and alert on log data and events from Google Cloud Platform and Amazon Web Services (AWS). Our API also allows ingestion of any custom log data from any source. Stackdriver Logging is a fully-managed service that performs at scale and can ingest application and system log data from thousands of VMs. Even better, you can analyze all that log data in real-time.

Seamlessly Resolve Issues

Stackdriver Logging is a fully integrated solution that works seamlessly with Stackdriver Monitoring, Trace and Error Reporting. The integration allows you to navigate between incidents, charts, traces, errors, and logs. This helps you quickly find the root cause of issues in your system and applications.

Scalable and Fully Managed

Stackdriver Logging is built to scale and works well at sub-second ingestion latency at terabytes per second. Stackdriver Logging is a fully-managed solution that takes away overhead of deploying or managing a cluster, thus allowing you to focus your energy on innovation and building a product.

All Your Cloud Logs In One Place

Whether you are running applications in a multi-cloud environment or migrating from one to the other, Stackdriver Logging lets you manage and analyze log data from AWS as well as Cloud Platform in one place.

Real Time Insights

Analyze high volume application and system logs in real-time in Stackdriver Logging. Combine the power of the Google Stackdriver suite with Cloud Platform’s data and analytics products for advanced log analysis. For example, you can create powerful real-time metrics from the log data, and analyze log data in real-time in BigQuery.

Stackdriver Logging Features

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Custom Logs / Ingestion API
Stackdriver Logging has a public API which can be used to write any custom log, from any source, into the service.
AWS Integration / Agent
Stackdriver Logging uses a Google-customized and packaged Fluentd agent that can be installed on any AWS or Cloud Platform VMs to ingest log data from Cloud Platform instances (Compute Engine, Managed VMs, Containers) as well as AWS EC2 instances.
Logs Retention
Allows you to retain the logs in Stackdriver Logging for 30 days, and gives you a one-click configuration tool to archive data for a longer period in Google Cloud Storage.
Logs Search
A powerful interface to search, slice and dice, and browse log data.
Logs Based Metrics
Stackdriver Logging allows users to create metrics from log data which appear seamlessly in Stackdriver Monitoring, where users can visualize these metrics and create dashboards.
Logs Alerting
Integration with Stackdriver Monitoring allows you to set alerts on the logs events, including the log based metrics you have defined.
Advanced Analytics with BigQuery
Take out data with one-click configuration in real time to BigQuery for advanced analytics and SQL-like querying.
Archive with Cloud Storage
Export log data to Google Cloud Storage to archival so you can store data for longer periods of time in a cost effective manner.
Stream Logs with Cloud Pub/Sub
Stream your logging data via Cloud Pub/Sub with a third party solution or a custom endpoint of your choice.
Splunk & Logentries Integration
Stackdriver Logging supports easy integration with Splunk and Logentries (Rapid7).
Audit Logging
Stackdriver Logs Viewer, APIs, and the gCloud CLI can be used to access Audit Logs that capture all the admin and data access events within the Google Cloud Platform.

“ We were sitting on a lot of valuable log data but had been missing insights and there was no good way to gather metrics from them. We experimented with some open source solutions, but it's a lot of work to manage it for the amount of logs we produce. With Stackdriver Logging, we can now add new metrics on a running production system which has helped us diagnose issues and monitor new signals. ”

- Arjen van der Ende, Engineer at Q42

STACKDRIVER LOGGING PRICING

Logging is available at no additional charge during the beta period.

“ At Wix we use Stackdriver Logging and BigQuery to analyze logs of Compute Engine auto-scaled deployments. We get a large volume of syslog data that we send to BigQuery to get insights on system health state and error rates. We generate time series data and integrate it with Stackdriver Monitoring to monitor system performance and business metrics. This provides us with essential insight for the running of our operations. ”

- Dmitry Shestak, Engineer @ Infrastructure team, Wix
Beta: This is a Beta release. This feature is not covered by any SLA or deprecation policy and may be subject to backward-incompatible changes.