The google-cloud gem is a convenience package that lazily loads the vast majority of the google-cloud-* gems. Because there are now so many google-cloud-* gems, instead of using this gem in your production application, we encourage you to directly require only the individual google-cloud-* gems that you need.

List of dependencies

This gem depends on and lazily loads the following google-cloud-* gems:

Quick Start

$ gem install google-cloud


Instructions and configuration options are covered in the Authentication Guide.


As shown in the example below, the google-cloud gem lazily loads its google-cloud-* dependencies only as needed.

require "google-cloud"

gcloud =

Google::Cloud::Bigquery #=> NameError: uninitialized constant Google::Cloud::Bigquery

bigquery = gcloud.bigquery

Google::Cloud::Bigquery #=> Google::Cloud::Bigquery
Google::Cloud::Logging #=> NameError: uninitialized constant Google::Cloud::Logging

dataset = bigquery.dataset "my-dataset"
table = dataset.table "my-table" 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 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.