Export log data in near-real time to BigQuery

Quick summary 

Currently, you can export Google Workspace logs to Google BigQuery for customized and scalable reporting. Exports take place as a daily sync, returning log data that can be up to three days old. With this launch, exported log data streams will be near-real time (under 10 minutes), ensuring fresh data for your export. This helps you stay on top of security threats and analysis with the most up-to-date activity log data. 

Stream activity log data in near-real time when using BigQuery export

Getting started 

  • Admins: This feature works automatically if you have set up service log exports to BigQuery. There is no additional admin control for this feature. 
  • End users: There is no end user impact. 

Rollout pace 


  • Available to Google Workspace Enterprise Standard, Enterprise Plus, Education Standard, and Education Plus Not available to Google Workspace Essentials, Business Starter, Business Standard, Business Plus, Enterprise Essentials, Education Fundamentals, Frontline, and Nonprofits, as well as legacy G Suite Basic and Business customers 
  • Not available to users with personal Google Accounts