Skip to main content

Telemetry and Crash Reporting

CloudQuery collects anonymized usage statistics and crash reports. Crash reports help us iron out any issues.

What is Stored

  • Which operation (fetch, policy, etc.) was executed
  • How long the operation took and whether it succeeded
  • Whether you're running CloudQuery in a CI environment
  • CloudQuery version used, build-date and commit id
  • Installed CloudQuery providers on your system along with their versions
  • Version and build date of the cloudquery binary you're using
  • Basic data about which part of the operation took (fetch duration, resource fetch duration, etc')

For vague identification purposes

  • A randomly generated UUID, persisted across sessions
  • A SHA1 hash of your: IP address, MAC addresses, Configuration and hostname
  • Your Postgres database instance id, this is a unique generated ID created by your database.
  • Your vague geographic location based on the IP address

This does not allow us to track individual users but does enable us to accurately measure user counts vs. invocation counts.


The random ID is stored in the .cq/telemetry-random-id file. If you wish to anonymize your requests further but still keep sending us usage statistics, you could remove this file before every invocation (or create a directory with the same name, which also stops the file from getting created)


  • We use the rudder collector to send usage analytics.

What is NOT Stored

  • We don't store your IP address directly
  • We don't store any of the command arguments or options (as they might contain sensitive information)
  • We don't store any credentials
  • We don't store any logs

Inspecting Telemetry Contents

To check what kind of data is collected, invoke the cloudquery executable with the --inspect-telemetry option. This will stop sending telemetry information and write it data to the log file, by default it should be in cloudquery.log. You can then inspect analytics log event contents and decide whether to opt-out or not.

# Invoke CloudQuery
cloudquery --inspect-telemetry [operation] [arguments]

Opting out of Telemetry

To opt out of telemetry, simply invoke cloudquery executable with the --no-telemetry option, or set the CQ_NO_TELEMETRY environment variable.

# Set the environment variable

# Invoke CloudQuery. No telemetry information or crash reports will be sent
cloudquery [operation] [arguments]