Google Stackdriver

Monitoring, logging, and diagnostics for applications on Cloud Platform and AWS

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Monitoring, logging & diagnostics

Google Stackdriver provides powerful monitoring, logging, and diagnostics. It equips you with insight into the health, performance, and availability of cloud-powered applications, enabling you to find and fix issues faster. It is natively integrated with Google Cloud Platform, Amazon Web Services, and popular open source packages. Stackdriver provides a wide variety of metrics, dashboards, alerting, log management, reporting, and tracing capabilities.

Monitor Cloud Platform and AWS

Stackdriver is built from the ground up for cloud-powered applications. Whether you’re running on Google Cloud Platform, Amazon Web Services, or a hybrid of the two, Stackdriver combines metrics, logs, and metadata from all of your cloud accounts and projects into a single comprehensive view of your environment.

Find and fix issues fast

Rich visualization and advanced alerting help you identify issues quickly, even hard to diagnose issues like host contention, cloud provider throttling, and degraded hardware. Integration with popular services like PagerDuty and Slack provide for rapid incident response. Integrated logging, tracing, and error reporting enable rapid drill-down and root cause analysis.

Actual Customer Example. 10 minutes of downtime reduced to 2 minutes

Full-stack insights

Stackdriver gives you access to logs, metrics, traces, and other signals from your infrastructure platform(s), virtual machines, containers, middleware, and application tier, so that you can track issues all the way from your end user to your backend services and infrastructure. Native support for distributed systems, auto-scaling, and ephemeral resources means that your monitoring works seamlessly with your modern architecture.

Native Google integration and more

Native integration with Google Cloud data tools BigQuery, Cloud Pub/Sub, Cloud Storage, Cloud Datalab, and out-of-the-box integration with all your other application components.

Google Stackdriver Features

Monitoring, logging, and diagnostics for applications on Cloud Platform and AWS

Debugger
Stackdriver Debugger connects your application’s production data to your source code by inspecting the state of your application at any code location in production without stopping or slowing down your requests.
Error reporting
Stackdriver Error Reporting analyzes and aggregates the errors in your cloud applications. Notifies you when new errors are detected.
Rapid discovery
Discovers cloud resources and application services automatically based on deep integration with Cloud Platform and Amazon Web Services. Discovers and maintains relationships between key application components and identifies functional groups and clusters.
Uptime monitoring
Stackdriver Monitoring provides endpoint checks to web applications and other internet-accessible services running on your cloud environment. You can configure uptime checks associated with URLs, groups, or resources, such as instances and load balancers.
Integrations
Our growing Google Stackdriver partner ecosystem and tools to make working with Stackdriver even easier.
Smart defaults
Thanks to Stackdriver’s smart defaults, you can get up-and-running with core visibility into your cloud platform in less than two minutes. As you deploy our open source agents, additional metrics and logs are automatically incorporated into the service.
Alerts
Allows you to create alerting policies to notify you when metrics, health check results, and uptime check results meet specified criteria. Integrated with a wide variety of notification channels, including Slack, Campfire, HipChat, and PagerDuty.
Tracing
Stackdriver Trace provides latency sampling and reporting for Google App Engine, including per-URL statistics and latency distributions.
Logging
Stackdriver Logging provides you with the ability to filter, search, and view logs from your cloud and open source application services. Allows you to define metrics based on log contents that are incorporated into dashboards and alerts. Enables you to export logs to BigQuery, Google Cloud Storage, and Pub/Sub.
Dashboards
Provides you with default dashboards for cloud and open source application services. Allows you define custom dashboards with powerful visualization tools to suit your needs.

“ Stackdriver is a quick and easy utility to monitor your app’s performance. Within minutes we had dashboards for compute instances and VPN statistics. An easy to use policy based alert management system helps us notify on call engineers of issues quickly. ”

- Ryan Shatford Front-end & Edge Site Reliability Engineer, Uber Technologies Inc.

Google Stackdriver PRICING

Google Stackdriver offers a Basic tier and a Premium tier. The Premium tier is priced at a flat rate of $8.00 per chargeable monitored resource per month, prorated hourly.

Basic tier Premium tier
Pricing Free $8 / resource / mo - 1 Month Free Trial
Monitoring GCP Metrics GCP, AWS, Agent metrics; User-defined metrics
Log data 5GB / project / month 7 day retention 10GB / resource / month 30 day retention
API access Read Read, Write
Alerting Basic Email Advanced All notifications
User-defined metrics (custom & log based metrics) Zero allocated 500 time series per resource 250 metrics descriptors per project

In addition, customers who would like to use logs or user-defined metrics beyond the allocated amount in the two tiers can pay for overage.

Usage Overage charges (beyond the included amount)
Logs ingestion $0.5/GB
User-defined metric (custom metrics or logs metrics) $0.10/timeseries $1/metrics descriptor

As of our GA launch, all new and existing Stackdriver accounts will start a 30-day free trial of the Premium Tier during which you can upgrade to the Premium Tier. If you chose not to upgrade during the trial your account will be placed in the Basic Tier when the trial ends.

For more details on pricing, tiers, and chargeable resources please look at Stackdriver pricing guide. You can also see you current resource and logs usage in the Stackdriver console usage page for each of your Stackdriver accounts and estimate your projected Stackdriver charges by using the Google Cloud Pricing Calculator.