Getting started#

The gcloud library is pip install-able:

$ pip install gcloud

If you have trouble installing pycrypto or pyopenssl (and you’re on Ubuntu), you can try install the precompiled packages:

$ sudo apt-get install python-crypto python-openssl

If you want to install everything with pip, try installing the dev packages beforehand:

$ sudo apt-get install python-dev libssl-dev

If you want to install gcloud-python from source, you can clone the repository from GitHub:

$ git clone git://
$ cd gcloud-python
$ python install

Cloud Datastore#

Google Cloud Datastore is a fully managed, schemaless database for storing non-relational data.

from gcloud import datastore

client = datastore.Client()
key = client.key('Person')

entity = datastore.Entity(key=key)
entity['name'] = 'Your name'
entity['age'] = 25

Cloud Storage#

Google Cloud Storage allows you to store data on Google infrastructure.

from gcloud import storage

client = storage.Client()
bucket = client.get_bucket('<your-bucket-name>')
blob = bucket.blob('my-test-file.txt')
blob.upload_from_string('this is test content!')