Announcing Limited Availability of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Logging Service

Mohamed Sleem
Sr. Principal Product Manager

We're pleased to announce the Limited Availability (LA) release of the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Logging service.

The Logging service is a fully managed, highly scalable log management and search platform that simplifies collecting, managing, and exploring your logs. The service brings together your Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and application logs into one view. It lets you seamlessly ingest and manage the logs generated by your resources and applications. You can leverage the powerful log search engine to explore logs. And, you can use our new, intuitive rules engine to make every single log line actionable in near real time.

Cloud Native Logging Solution

The LA release of the Logging service provides the following features:

  • Centrally enable and collect logs from Oracle Cloud Infrastructure resources.
  • Initial support for the following services: Object Storage, and Oracle Events. Support for more services, such as Functions, Networking virtual cloud network (VCN) flow logs and Key Management, is coming soon.
  • Secure access to logs with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Identity and Access Management (IAM) permissions.
  • Search and explore logs with our powerful new search language.
  • Manage your logs inside compartments with log groups.
  • Available through the Console, API, and CLI.

Application log support and rules engine will be part of our General Availability (GA) release in 2020.

Common Use Cases

Following are some common actions that the LA release of the Logging service can perform:

  • Get more visibility into your serverless workflows by enabling logging on Oracle Functions and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Events rules.
  • Diagnose and troubleshoot issues across your logs by leveraging the log search tab.
  • Lock down access to sensitive logs by leveraging log groups and IAM policies.
  • Auto archive your logs to your Object Storage for offline processing.

The following image shows an example of enabling a log on an Object Storage bucket.

Screenshot that shows the Enable Resource Log dialog box.

Example: Enabling a Log on an Object Storage Bucket

Continuing Open Source Investment

Oracle Events already supports the Cloud Native Computing Foundation’s (CNCF) CloudEvents format. As part of our continued commitment to open compatibility and putting customers first, the Logging service will leverage Fluentd as its primary log ingestion agent for the GA release. Rather than building proprietary log agents and data formats, our goal is to meet our customers where they are. You can leverage the hundreds of open source community plugins to ingest, parse, enrich, and take your data where you need it. Fluentd support will be available as part of our GA release.

Getting Started

We are currently providing LA access to selected customers through our Cloud Native Limited Availability Program. To learn more about Logging or to request LA access, register at oracle.com/cloud-native/.

The preceding is intended to outline our general product direction. It is intended for information purposes only, and may not be incorporated into any contract. It is not a commitment to deliver any material, code, or functionality, and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decisions. The development, release, timing, and pricing of any features or functionality described for Oracle’s products may change and remains at the sole discretion of Oracle Corporation.

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