Cloud Scheduler overview

With Cloud Scheduler you set up scheduled units of work to be executed at defined times or regular intervals. These work units are commonly known as cron jobs. Typical use cases might include sending out a report email on a daily basis, updating some cached data every 10 minutes, or updating some summary information once an hour.

Each cron job created using Cloud Scheduler is sent to a target according to a specified schedule, where the work for the task is accomplished. The target must be one of the following types:

You can create cron jobs using either the Cloud Console or the gcloud command line tool.

Supported regions

Cloud Scheduler is currently available in all App Engine supported regions. To use Cloud Scheduler your Cloud project must contain an App Engine app that is located in one of the supported regions. If your project does not have an App Engine app, you must create one.