Learn about the Wavefront Google BigQuery Integration.

Google Cloud Platform Integration

The Google Cloud Platform integration is full-featured native integration offering agentless data ingestion of GCP metric data, as well as pre-defined dashboards and alert conditions for certain GCP services.

Metrics Configuration

Wavefront ingests Google Cloud Platform metrics using the v3 Stackdriver Monitoring APIs. For details on the metrics, see the metrics documentation.

Metrics originating from Google Cloud Platform are prefixed with gcp. within Wavefront. Once the integration has been set up, you can browse the available GCP metrics in the metrics browser.


Wavefront provides Google Cloud Platform dashboards for the following services:

  • Google App Engine
  • Google Cloud Billing
  • Google Cloud Datastore
  • Google Cloud Functions
  • Google Cloud Logging
  • Google Cloud Pub/Sub
  • Google Cloud Router
  • Google Cloud Spanner
  • Google Cloud Storage
  • Google Cloud VPN
  • Google Compute Engine
  • Google Container Engine
  • Google Firebase
  • Google ML Engine
  • Google BigQuery


The Google Cloud Platform integration dashboard contains predefined alert conditions. These conditions are embedded as queries in the dashboard’s charts. For example:


To create the alert, click the Create Alert link under the query and configure the alert properties (notification targets, condition checking frequency, etc.).

Google Cloud Platform Integration

Adding a GCP Integration

Adding a Google Cloud Platform (GCP) integration requires establishing a trust relationship between GCP and Wavefront. You do that by creating a service account, giving that account viewer privileges, and downloading a JSON key. Follow the instructions on the left.

Required Permissions

Minimum required permissions you need depend on the services you are using.

See Google Cloud Platform Overview and Permissions for details.



See Google Cloud metrics documentation for Metrics descriptions.

Metric Name Description
gcp.bigquery.storage.stored_bytes Number of bytes stored.
gcp.bigquery.storage.table_count Number of tables.