The gcloud gem and Gcloud namespace are now deprecated.

The current gcloud gem exists only to facilitate the timely transition of legacy code from the deprecated Gcloud namespace to the new Google::Cloud namespace. Please see the GitHub repository for more information about using the google-cloud umbrella gem and the individual service gems.

Quick Start

$ gem install gcloud


Instructions and configuration options are covered in the Authentication Guide.


require "gcloud"

gcloud = Gcloud.new
bigquery = gcloud.bigquery
dataset = bigquery.dataset "my-dataset"
table = dataset.table "my-table"
table.data.each do |row|
  puts row

Supported Ruby Versions

This library is supported on Ruby 2.4+.

Google provides official support for Ruby versions that are actively supported by Ruby Core—that is, Ruby versions that are either in normal maintenance or in security maintenance, and not end of life. Currently, this means Ruby 2.4 and later. Older versions of Ruby may still work, but are unsupported and not recommended. See https://www.ruby-lang.org/en/downloads/branches/ for details about the Ruby support schedule.


This library follows Semantic Versioning.

It is currently in major version zero (0.y.z), which means that anything may change at any time and the public API should not be considered stable.


Contributions to this library are always welcome and highly encouraged.

See the Contributing Guide for more information on how to get started.

Please note that this project is released with a Contributor Code of Conduct. By participating in this project you agree to abide by its terms. See Code of Conduct for more information.


This library is licensed under Apache 2.0. Full license text is available in LICENSE.


Please report bugs at the project on Github. Don't hesitate to ask questions about the client or APIs on StackOverflow.