Cloud Logging

Scalable log solution.

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Real-time log management and analysis

Cloud Logging allows you to store, search, analyze, monitor, and alert on log data and events from Google Cloud. Our API also allows ingestion of any custom log data from any source. Cloud 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.

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Seamlessly resolve issues

Cloud Logging is a fully integrated solution that works seamlessly with Cloud Monitoring, Cloud Trace, Error Reporting, and Cloud Debugger. 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.

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Scalable and fully managed

Cloud Logging is built to scale and works well at sub-second ingestion latency at terabytes per second. Cloud 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.

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All your cloud logs in one place

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

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Real-time insights

Analyze high-volume application and system logs in real time with Cloud Logging. Combine the power of Cloud Logging with Google Cloud’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.


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

Integrate with Cloud Monitoring to set alerts on the logs events, including the logs-based metrics you have defined.

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 Cloud Pub/Sub and configuring Logs Router to export the logs.

Logs archival

Store logs for longer duration at lower cost by easily exporting into Google Cloud Storage

At Wix we use Cloud 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 Cloud Monitoring to monitor system performance and business metrics. This provides us with essential insight for the running of our operations.

Dmitry Shestak, Infrastructure Engineer, Wix



All features of Cloud Logging are free to use, and pricing is applicable for ingested log volume over the free allotment. Click here for more details on pricing.

Feature Price1 Free allotment per month Effective date
Logging data $0.50/GiB First 50 GiB/project July 1, 2018
Logs data storage is currently free for all retention periods. Effective March 31 2021, data retention will be priced at $0.01/GiB above default retention periods.

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