Release notes

This page documents production updates to Recommender. Check this page for announcements about new or updated features, bug fixes, known issues, and deprecated functionality.

You can see the latest product updates for all of Google Cloud on the Google Cloud page, browse and filter all release notes in the Google Cloud Console, or you can programmatically access release notes in BigQuery.

March 25, 2021


Recommender pricing is now generally available and determines how you can process and view recommendations using the API and BigQuery export. The pricing controls how much read and write quota is provided to individual resources.

February 26, 2021


The product suggestion recommender helps you to optimize your Cloud usage by providing you with product suggestions. This can help you improve performance and security, and manage your resources better.

December 09, 2020


The committed use discount (CUD) recommender helps you to optimize the resource costs of your Compute Engine virtual machine instances. The CUD recommendations are now generally available.

November 20, 2020


Firewall Insights enable you to better understand and safely optimize your firewall configurations. These insights are now generally available and you can learn more about how to use these insights here.

November 08, 2020


Compute Engine now enables you to view and apply recommendations associated with idle resources such as disk images and IP addresses. This helps to minimize the wastage of resources and reduce the Compute bill.

July 27, 2020


You can now opt out of recommendations for a specific billing account.

July 16, 2020


You can use insights to focus on important patterns in resource usage. Insights are now generally available.

May 26, 2020


You can now view, prioritize, and apply recommendations in the Google Cloud Console using Recommendation Hub (Beta).

Get started with Recommendation Hub.

May 11, 2020


The Transparency and Control Center helps an administrator download processed data to view insights and recommendations.

March 30, 2020


Insights is now available in beta. See the documentation for details.

January 21, 2020


Recommender API is now generally available.

September 23, 2019


Recommender API is now available in Beta.