Log Service provides the data shipping feature. This feature allows you to ship data to other Alibaba Cloud services, such as Object Storage Service (OSS) and MaxCompute, in the Log Service console. This topic describes the concept, benefits, scenarios, and billing of the data shipping feature. This topic also describes the shipping destinations supported by the data shipping feature.

Data shipping

Data shipping allows you to ship data that is collected by Log Service to other Alibaba Cloud services in the Log Service console. This way, you can store data for a long period or use other systems to consume data. After the data shipping feature is enabled, Log Service regularly ships collected data to specified Alibaba Cloud services.

Scenarios

Data shipping is suitable for scenarios such as data storage and offline data analysis. Data is shipped at an interval of 5 to 30 minutes. The data retention periods vary based on the storage system that is used.

Benefits

Data shipping provides the following benefits:
  • Ease of use

    You need only to complete simple configurations in the Log Service console before you can ship data to other Alibaba Cloud services such as OSS.

  • Centralized data storage

    Log Service stores log data that is collected from different machines. This way, you can ship log data to other Alibaba Cloud services such as OSS in a more efficient manner.

  • Data classification and management

    Log Service supports data classification and management, which allows you to ship various types of data in different projects to other Alibaba Cloud services such as OSS and MaxCompute.

Billing

You are charged for data shipping based on multiple billable items, such as read and write traffic, shipped data, and requests. For more information, see Billable items.

Shipping destinations

The following table describes the shipping destinations supported by Log Service.