Google Cloud Monitoring API

Google Cloud Monitoring API

Cloud Monitoring API

4.7/5 (1274 reviews)

Google Cloud Monitoring API Overview

Google Cloud Monitoring API is a Read API that allows you to monitor and query your application data related to Google Cloud and Google Developer offerings. This data can be used to improve visualization and generate alerts to help you optimize your use of the Google Cloud products and identify and tackle issues in a more timely manner. Google Cloud data is sorted into metrics, a metric describes the kind of data that is being collected. These metrics are stored as data points over time. Data points represent queries, or information, such as CPU utilization. A historical record of these data points is referred to as a time series.

By using Google Cloud Monitoring API you can run queries for a variety of metrics. You can query the API for time series data related to a metric, the response will provide further information about the metric in the form of labels. These labels can be used to find monitoring data related to specific time zones or specific virtual machines. You can use the Cloud Monitoring Read API to access metrics on CPU usage, disk I/O, and more. You can then use the Graphite open-source monitoring tool to combine this data into pre-existing graphs. Other 3rd party monitoring tools can also be used with Google Cloud Monitoring.

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Supported Languages

English

Google Cloud Monitoring API Reviews

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Sébastien L.

An Idea Solution for Students, Autodidacts and Professionals for Anything Cloud Related

Used Weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2019/03/16
Review Source: Capterra

The most direct and consistent way I have been interacting with Google Cloud Platform was when I took the course "Google IT Support Professional Certificate". This course frequently makes use of GCP to explain real-life situations and I learnt a ton thanks to the doors that GCP open for you. It is possible to set up modified instances, which makes it a perfect learning platform for many different backgrounds in technology, including topics such as technical support, data analysis, data visualization, machine learning, security, etc. I have benefited tremendously from its many features and I expect to solve more complex problems in the near future with new skills under my belt. I loved how simple it was to set up instances, get them running, working with them for a while and then how they can easily be discarded or modified on the fly.

Pros

In the context of education, Google Cloud Platform (GCP) is wonderfully accessible, powerful and useful. Connecting to virtual instances is simple when deploying both Linux and Windows. The instances can be accessed through SSH and there is even a Chrome extension (Chrome RDP) that facilitates connections to Windows under any operating system in use. The platform is extremely well integrated with courses that the same company offers as part of their MOOCs. Instances are responsive and allow to really dig deep without the fear of breaking anything for real. They each get their own IP address accessible publicly so it is a breeze to launch background services and servers inside an instance and test functionality from the outside world. I am not personally familiar with all the tools available, but I know I can count on the platform to support any future development I might do with big data and machine learning. Because Google also offers open source libraries such as TensorFlow which are an integral part of the platform, I know I will not be limited with scalability issues anytime soon when relying on this service.

Cons

Like any software of comparable complexity, the hardest part is always getting started, because everything feels so overwhelming. When opening the dashboard for the first time, you can click on the menu to access an impressive long list of available products. Since there are so many aspects to learn, I would find it very useful to have a shortcut next to each item that goes directly to the most relevant documentation page on the subject. I have also been annoyed once or twice in a MOOC connected to a virtual instance on Google Cloud Platform when I was informed that the instance was ready but in reality I would still need to wait longer for all tools to be properly loaded, hence some confusion was generated from the fact that I would have to close and re-open the instance to see a new file appear or something similar. I wish the communication between GCP and the information available from a course connected to the platform could be more accurate. Knowing this little pitfall and knowing there is a very good documentation available with many tutorials does help to get pass those initial hurdles.

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Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Jeffrey B.

Great Cloud Storage for those that use Google Sheets and Google Docs

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/02/17
Review Source: Capterra

Google Drive has an amazing value if you are looking for a free cloud storage option. It also has good prices if you wan't more than 15gb of storage. It directly integrates with all of Google's other applications such as Google Docs and Google Sheets. It usually syncs pretty good between multiple computers (Mac or Windows).

However, if you are using the new Google file stream I'd recommend only using on Windows.

Dropbox may be a tad bit more user-friendly and maybe it has a little bit more connections with other apps because it was the first company to kind of offer these cloud-based. Storage Solutions. I would say that Google Drive is better than Dropbox if use Google Drive applications such as Google Docs and sheets.

Pros

-Free Account: Google Drive is one of the best value cloud storage options. If you are looking to get a free cloud storage software suite right off the bat you get 15GB of free storage. This is much higher than the competitor freemium accounts like Dropbox and others where you only get 2GB of storage for free.

-Useful Suite of Tools: One of the best parts about Google Drive is that it integrates directly with other Google apps such as Google Sheets and Google Docs. These are probably the most commonly used apps within the Google suite and it fits perfectly well within your google drive workflow. Not only that if you download the desktop client for Mac or Windows you are able to download and sync all the files that are on your google drive account.

This allows you to easily open the Google Sheets and Google Docs files like they were native files on your desktop system. Once you click on a google sheets or Google docs file, it will open up a browser and take you right to that file within your browser.

Google Docs Add-ons: This is extremely convenient and much better workflow than any other competitor, even though Dropbox came out with their own word document editor recently. The Google Docs workflow is better than any other competitor as of yet. And beyond that, there is a huge amount of Google Docs add-ons that you can add other companies will make certain extensions that you can expand the functionality of Google Docs and Google Sheets.

Cons

Not as Mac Friendly: With Google Drive to sync to a mac desktop, you need to have the storage available. Well guess what? Apple has been making the storage smaller and smaller (SSD Drives).

For example, if you have 100 gigabytes of data and files on Google Drive you will need to be able to have 100 gigabytes free space on your computer. However, if you get the Google file stream this now will allow you to save space on your drive by only downloading it when you need it (on demand). So it will show the file is there but won't take up space. This is how I envisioned computing years ago, and it's finally here!! Wait, nope its not, not for mac users.

As far as I have tested on the Mac operating system is not usable. The main issue is it slows down the mac like crazy and uses up a TON of recourses for some reason. I don't know if its because there is a clash between mac finder indexing and this software, or what. I had to uninstall it because it slowed down my 2016, top of the line MacBook pro.

So if you're looking into getting Google Drive I would recommend the regular backup and sync utility if you are using Mac (opt for regular google drive storage rather than the google suite for businesses, which comes with the google file stream.)

It may be completely different on Windows but as far as Mac is not ready for production it completely slows down my Mac and will use up way t

When the day comes that Google makes File stream more compatible with Mac OSX, it will be AMAZING.

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Likelihood to recommend

8.0/10
Jay A.

Cloud-Scale access to Google Apps, Storage, VMs, Renders, and Compute Engines

Used Weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2018/08/24
Review Source: Capterra

I've just started with Google Cloud Platform, bug they've been very generous in offering free small samples, trial offerings, and at that, the technology itself is inspiring, from the literature provided, and based on the descriptions. Essentially, a developer could scale an enterprise or computing task, or app at full Google thrust, at scale of course; yet it's not at all a paltry offering; significant and invaluable [previously] development tasks of an ad hoc nature are now, very simply put: offerings of tasty tidbits of modern day tech and lifestyle to-do; the results are visible, within a dedicated focused development session; connecting with the literature of the Google Cloud Platform app and the offerings therein will engender a deeper appreciation for how far Google's surfave-level apps have come, with the advent of Cloud computing and processing power, built on Google's rich foundation in logistics to carry out these tasks for the consumer, prosumer, developer, startup, and beyond.

Pros

This software platform is much more than one single concept of software: it's the starting point for accessing all of Google's Cloud Computing services as well as the background APIs that operate at code and scripting level inside of shells and IDEs. Ostensibly, any common computer task, client, service, object, or node can be made in to a Google Cloud Platform instance, from virtual disks and machines, to process rendering, to gaining custom access to nuanced aspects of the individual Google Apps which are offered as the common App Store offering for everyone; yet as for full functionality, API access is necessary. In addition, there are very notable, special, cutting edge technologies that truly transform the concept of user interface and user experience in the context of all things Google: some of the language and visualization Cloud Platform offerings are very exciting, a heralding of a new age in computing, marketing, and IoTs to come.

Cons

It's a vast expanse of software development to wrap one's focus about. That being said, a developer would be lucky to get some hands-on, real-world context of what the Google Cloud Platform Apps and APIs are fully capable of. There's not a whole lot to dislike; Google Developers on every Google product offering constantly update their literature and sites, co make sure that the content is presented well and that users have the means to learn by doing; going forth with the flow of context in development that pops up, from moment to moment; I suppose it [could] be more fluid, but then again, I am a common consumer developer and this is a beautiful array of modern computing leverage at my fingertips, potentially. I just have to learn to use it.

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Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10
Richard I.

Fantastic Cloud Tools with Fast Deployment

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2018/06/04
Review Source: Capterra

I've enjoy using this product. It makes development time faster and it integrates very well with a wide range of Google Cloud / API products.

Pros

The Google Cloud Platform is an assortment cloud development tools - in my case, for web development. I utilize their Compute Engine, SQL, Storage, a number of their networking tools. I've found getting these different tools to work together has been very easy. One of the things I love about using Google Cloud is how easy it is to launch additional tools, create separate operating environments for testing, and bringing in 'tested' environments into production status.

For the most part, I've found the Google Cloud Platform tools deploy very quickly, so there isn't much downtime as you want to ramp up additional resources. I've also found their billing platform one of the best if you have clients you're setting these resources as you can create independent billing accounts like you might in Google Adwords.

Cons

My gripe isn't unique to the Google Cloud Platform - it may simply be the reality of the billing model used by most cloud providers I've used - costs can sneak up quickly if you're not paying attention. Since the costs associated with the cloud platform are all variable expenses based on items such as time in use, storage fees, or network thru-put, it often takes a few days for Google to properly offer up the estimated monthly expense. I've had a few painful surprises over the years so watch your billing estimates carefully.

My next gripe is both positive and negative: Google Cloud is always improving their service offerings (this is positive), but often their improvements roll out as a different product with no clear way to migrate from say Compute Engine (older product) to their Kubernetes Engine (new product).

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Value for Money
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Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10

connect feature to connect with other people in your organization

Used Weekly for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2019/01/20
Review Source: Capterra

Provides a real-time messaging solution for Android users. Many Google services support the application and can be seen in the Google Maps, Market and G-mail accounts. Factors such as the order and delivery of messages sent to developers and their destination application would serve a particular dedicated server or service. This feature represents the bridge between the developer's server application and the Android device.

Pros

you have a computer that uses MS Office 2003, 2010 or 2007, you can use the Google-Cloud connect feature to connect with other people in your organization. This feature allows you to simultaneously share and edit documents in Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point with other people in different sections. It is possible to use MS Word along with the benefits offered by Google Docs. Google-Cloud connect works to synchronize and share documents. In addition, it monitors and manages all the modifications in the MS Word documents and compresses them into an updated version. Each document synchronized with Google Cloud Connect is assigned a special web address or URL that can be shared with other partners by email or instant message. Other people can see your Word document every time they click on the URL, depending on how you configure your privacy settings. Simultaneous document collaboration through Google Cloud Connect also allows you to add more people, such as document editors. In return, they receive information by email to notify them to share the document with them. From here, I can access the document through the URL of a link in the browser. Any of your partners can implement changes to the Word document, which, however, are synchronized and displayed on your computer screen. It is also possible to download the document and make changes in MS Office.

Cons

•Expensive storage costs• Expensive rates of download • Costly support In conclusion, this software plays a vital role in computing as compared to other software.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10

Google Cloud Monitoring API Pricing

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Pricing options
Free Trial
Free
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Free Open Read API

Google Cloud Monitoring API Features

  • API
  • Monitoring
  • Projections
  • Third Party Integration

  • Access Control
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts / Escalation
  • Application Integration
  • Auditing
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Data Import/Export
  • Drag & Drop Interface
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • SSL Security
  • Workflow Management

Additional information for Google Cloud Monitoring API

Key features of Google Cloud Monitoring API

  • 3rd Party integrations
  • Cloud PubSub Metrics
  • Cloud SQL Metrics
  • Compute Engine Metrics
  • Filter data by lables
  • Historical records/ time series
  • Metrics masured every minute
  • Multiple supported metrics
  • Open API
  • Past 30-day queries
  • Read data utilization
  • Resource identification
  • See CPU usage time
  • See Delta counts
  • Time series descriptors

Benefits

  • Currently, reading metric time series data from the following Cloud Platform services are supported by the Cloud Monitoring Read API:

    - Google Compute Engine - 13 metrics
    - Google Cloud SQL - 12 metrics
    - Google Cloud Pub/Sub - 14 metrics

  • Third party integration is possible with other monitoring services

  • Use Google Cloud Monitoring to read and query data from the last 30 days, or from the current point in time.

  • Set up labels to filter data so that you only that he information you want to see.

  • New tools for developers using Google Cloud Monitoring include Cloud Save, CloudDebugger, and Cloud Trace, which lets you see if changes you have made have affected your application speed.

  • Google has a growing list of metrics the API supports. These can be view on the Google developers webpage.

  • Google Cloud Monitoring API FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for Google Cloud Monitoring API.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Google Cloud Monitoring API offer?

    Google Cloud Monitoring API offers the following pricing plans:

    Pricing model: Free

    Free Trial: Not Available

    Free Open Read API

    Q. What are the main features of Google Cloud Monitoring API?

    Google Cloud Monitoring API offers the following features:

    • 3rd Party integrations
    • Cloud PubSub Metrics
    • Cloud SQL Metrics
    • Compute Engine Metrics
    • Filter data by lables
    • Historical records/ time series
    • Metrics masured every minute
    • Multiple supported metrics
    • Open API
    • Past 30-day queries
    • Read data utilization
    • Resource identification
    • See CPU usage time
    • See Delta counts
    • Time series descriptors

    Q. Who are the typical users of Google Cloud Monitoring API?

    Google Cloud Monitoring API has the following typical customers:

    Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Small Business

    Q. What languages does Google Cloud Monitoring API support?

    Google Cloud Monitoring API supports the following languages:

    English

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Google Cloud Monitoring API offer?

    Google Cloud Monitoring API has the following pricing plans:

    Free

    Q. Does Google Cloud Monitoring API support mobile devices?

    We do not have any information about what devices Google Cloud Monitoring API supports

    Q. What other apps does Google Cloud Monitoring API integrate with?

    Google Cloud Monitoring API integrates with the following applications:

    Bright Pattern, Obkio, Simility Fraud Detection, Valohai, Workato

    Q. What level of support does Google Cloud Monitoring API offer?

    Google Cloud Monitoring API offers the following support options:

    Online Support