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Announcing the general availability of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Logging

Mohamed Sleem
Senior Manager, Product Management

We’re pleased to announce the general availability of the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) Logging service.

Logging is a cloud native, fully managed, distributed logging platform that simplifies ingesting, managing, and analyzing logs from your entire stack. The service brings all your logs into one view: infrastructure, application, audit, and database. It lets you seamlessly ingest and manage the logs generated by your resources and applications. You can use the powerful log search engine to explore logs. You can also make every log line actionable in near-real time to act on, export, or archive your logs for indefinite retention with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Service Connector Hub support.

Single pane of glass for all logs

The general availability release of Logging provides the following features:

  • All your logs in one unified view: infrastructure, audit, application, database

  • One-click experience to turn on logging for OCI resources. Support for the following services: Network flow logs, Load Balancing, Object Storage, Functions, API Gateway, and Events. More services coming soon.

  • Ingest logs from applications running in OCI, on-premises, or other clouds

  • Search, analyze, and correlate your logs with our powerful new search language

  • Emit log-based metrics into Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Monitoring (through Service Connector Hub)

  • Archive logs for indefinite retention, or seamlessly export to third-party destinations (through Service Connector Hub)

  • Secure access to logs with Log Groups and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Identity and Access Management (IAM) permissions

Open source by design

Instead of building proprietary log agents and data formats, the Logging service is proud to announce that it’s adopting the following Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) open standards:

  • Fluentd: Logging uses fluentd to provide a seamless way to deploy, configure, and manage agents across your entire fleet. You can apply hundreds of open source community plugins to ingest, parse, and enrich your logs.

  • Cloudevents v1.0: Every event ingested into Logging is automatically normalized into the cloudevents 1.0 format. This service provides customers with a common way to describe, understand, consume events from OCI resources and applications and easily interoperate with the rest of the cloud native ecosystem and tools.

Simplified pricing

Unlike other providers, which charge you twice for ingestion and storage, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Logging offers all of these features for one simple and competitive price: $0.05 per GB per stored per month. To let you try out the service at no charge, Logging also provides a generous 10 GB per month free tier.

Common use cases

  • Enable logging on your Oracle Cloud Infrastructure resources to easily debug and troubleshoot issues

  • Ingest logs from applications running in OCI, on-premises, or other cloud providers

  • Slice and dice your logs in one view by correlating across audit, infrastructure, application, and database logs

  • Archive compliance logs for indefinite retention to Object Storage

  • Stream your logs in real time to an external SIEM

  • Page your on-call with Notifications or invoke serverless Functions to remediate issues in your applications

  • Lock down access to sensitive logs by using log groups and IAM policies

A screenshot of the Explore tab in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Logging, showing the number of log events per minute.

Get started today!

You can find Logging under Solutions and Platform in the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Console menu. Logging is accessible through the Console, SDK, CLI, REST API, and Terraform. It’s available in all commercial regions, with Government regions coming soon. For more details, see the Logging documentation and FAQ.

We also encourage you to also learn about Service Connector Hub, which allows you to move and take action on your logs. To try Service Connector Hub and Logging Services for yourself, sign up for the Oracle Cloud Free Tier or sign in to your account.

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Comments ( 1 )
  • Michał Monday, October 19, 2020
    Is Oracle planning to add Elasticseaarch Cloud solution to it's marketplace or the only vision is to build your own central log management in the cloud?
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