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dlog - Logging for microservice architectures

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dlog is a logging platform designed for microservice architectures. It takes away the hassle of setting up your own logging infrastructure by providing drop-in adapter for several programming languages. It can ingest thousands of logs every second and provides a fast and easy to use interface for developers to analyse their logs. Logs can be observed in real-time or searched via a full text search capable query interface.


This dlog adapter for the rust log crate is...

  • Easy to integrate for everyone who already uses the standard Rust log crate
  • Efficient by batching many logs together and only ingesting after 1000 logs have accumulated or after 1 second has passed.
  • Non-blocking by building upon a native library which offloads the ingestion to a background thread


This crate depends on the log crate as it is an adapter for said crate. It should work with every recent version. During development Rust 1.51.0 and the stable toolchain were used.

Getting Started

1. Sign-in / Sign-up

Head over to app.dlog.cloud and create an account or login into an existing account. You can be part of multiple projects with a single account, so it not necessary to create a new account for every project.

2. Create a project

If you already have a new account, you should be greeted with an Create Project dialog. Pick a name for your new project and hit Create. If you already have a project you want to use, click it in the sidebar or in the general project list. To go to the project list, please click the dlog.cloud logo in the upper left corner. Here you can also create a new project.

3. Create a new application

Once you select a project, you should be forwarded to the Dashboard section. Here you can see of a list of all the apps inside the current project. Now you can either select an application from the list or create a new one by clicking the plus icon on the right side. Pick a name for your new app and hit Create.

4. Create a new service

Once you click on an app, you will see the per-app settings and statistics. You can either select an existing service from the list or hit the plus icon on the right side. Pick a name for your new service and hit Create.

5. Create a new API_KEY

Once you click on a service, you will see a list of API_KEYs. It is possible for an service to have more than one API_KEY in case you want to differentiate between different deployment environments such as dev or prod. To create a new API_KEY simply click to plus icon on the right side, pick a name and hit Create.

With the API_KEY generated, you are ready to install the module and configure dlog.

6. Install and configure dlog_rs

Ensure that the Cargo.toml contains something like this

log = "0.4.14"
dlog_rs = "1.0.0"

To see how to configure dlog_rs, please consult the Basic Example.



For most use cases you can simply use dlog with the log crate. For this, you will only need the API_KEY to get started.

extern crate log;

use std::env;

fn main() {

    info!("Hello, world!");

    // This is not required but it makes sure that all
    // logs are flushed when the application exits.

API_KEY from environmental variable or with custom log level

You can also load the API_KEY from an environmental variable using the builder pattern. Here you can also set the minimum log level which should be logged to dlog.

extern crate log;

use std::env;

fn main() {

    info!("Hello, world!");

    // This is not required but it makes sure that all
    // logs are flushed when the application exits.

API Reference


Method Parameter Default Description
configure API_KEY REQUIRED The API_KEY parameter must be a string containing the API_KEY for dlog. It is strongly recommended to not store the API_KEY in your source control, but rather in an environmental variable.


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