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