Quickly resolve issues
Supported across Google Cloud services and integrated with Cloud Monitoring, Error Reporting, and Cloud Trace so you can quickly troubleshoot issues across your infrastructure and applications.
Secure, scalable, and fully managed
With sub-second ingestion latency, terabyte per-second ingestion rate, and exabytes of logs stored each month, you can securely store all of your logs from any source in one place with no management overhead.
Combine the power of Cloud Logging with BigQuery for advanced analysis and use log-based metrics to build real-time Cloud Monitoring dashboards.
Logs explorer enables you to search, sort, and analyze logs through flexible query statements, along with rich histogram visualizations, simple field explorers, and ability to save the queries.
Custom logs / Ingestion API
Write any custom log, from on-premises or another cloud, using our public write APIs.
Alerting on logs
Real production problems can be hidden in mountains of data. Error Reporting helps you see the problems through the noise by automatically analyzing your logs for exceptions and intelligently aggregating them into meaningful error groups.
With Error Reporting, you can see at a glance your top or new errors and set up notifications to automatically alert you when a new error group is identified.
Cloud Audit Logs
Cloud Audit Logs helps security teams maintain audit trails in Google Cloud. With this tool, enterprises can attain the same level of transparency over administrative activities and accesses to data in Google Cloud as in on-premises environments. Every administrative activity is recorded on a hardened, always-on audit trail, which cannot be disabled by any rogue actor. Data access logs can be customized to best suit your organization’s need around monitoring and compliance.
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Quickstart using Cloud Logging tools
This quickstart introduces you to some of the capabilities of Cloud Logging.
Using the Cloud Logging API
Find reference documentation and sample code and try out the API here.
Cloud Audit Logs
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|Logs viewer||Search, sort, and query logs through flexible query statements, along with rich histogram visualizations, simple field explorers, and ability to save the queries.|
|Custom logs / Ingestion API||Write any custom log, from any source, into Cloud Logging using the public write APIs.|
|Logs alerting||Alert on specific messages in your logs or alert on logs-based metrics with Cloud Monitoring.|
|Advanced analytics with BigQuery||Optionally, export data with one-click configuration in real time to BigQuery for advanced analytics and SQL-like querying.|
|Logs retention||Configure different retention periods for logs in different log buckets, and criteria for different logs using the logs router.|
|Logs-based metrics||Create metrics from log data which appears seamlessly in Cloud Monitoring, where you can visualize these metrics and create dashboards.|
|Audit logging||Access audit logs that capture all the admin and data access events within Google Cloud, with 400 days of data retention at no additional cost.|
|Third-party integrations||Integrate with external systems using Pub/Sub and configuring Logs Router to export the logs.|
|Logs archival||Store logs for a longer duration at lower cost by easily exporting into Cloud Storage.|
|Error Reporting||Error Reporting lets you see problems through the noise by automatically analyzing your logs for exceptions and intelligently aggregating them into meaningful error groups.|
|Log buckets and views||Log buckets provides a first-class logs storage solution that lets you centralize or subdivide your logs based on your needs. From there, use log views to specify which logs a user should have access to, all through standard IAM controls.|