Spring Cloud GCP

Spring Cloud GCP contains a set of easy to use starters/autoconfigurations that allow you to easily connect and adopt GCP services.

Spring Cloud GCP is part of the Spring Cloud release train.

Even though Spring Cloud GCP is part of the Spring Cloud release train, it doesn't mean that you need to use any Spring Cloud features (Eureka, Config Server, etc.). The release train helps manage dependency versions so that you don't need to specify versions. It avoids having incompatible dependency versions, and eliminates dependency conflicts.


A short demo video of Spring Cloud GCP

Configure Spring Boot Project

New Spring Boot Project

Create a new Spring Boot project use Spring Initializr, and add the GCP Support dependency.

Add the GCP Support dependency

Or, generate the project using curl:

curl https://start.spring.io/starter.zip \
-d dependencies=web,cloud-gcp \
-d bootVersion=2.3.1.RELEASE
-d baseDir=demo

Unpack the downloaded zip file:

unzip demo.zip

The generated project will include Spring Cloud release train BOM.

Existing Spring Boot Project

If you want to add Spring Cloud GCP to existing project, simply add Spring Cloud release train configuration. Different Spring Boot version is compatible with different Spring Cloud releases.

Spring Boot Version

Spring Cloud Version







See Spring Cloud documentation for the latest versions.

Add the compatible Spring Cloud BOM version to your project:

buildscript {
dependencies {
classpath "io.spring.gradle:dependency-management-plugin:1.0.2.RELEASE"
apply plugin: "io.spring.dependency-management"
dependencyManagement {
imports {
mavenBom 'org.springframework.cloud:spring-cloud-dependencies:Hoxton.RELEASE'

A BOM is a Bill of Material, when imported, you can specify dependencies managed by the BOM without explicitly specifying a version for that dependency. Using the Spring Cloud BOM will allow you to use all Google Cloud Client Libraries and Spring Cloud GCP libraries without explicitly specifying a version.


Spring Cloud GCP supports many GCP services using de-facto Spring abstraction layers.


GCP Service

Spring Abstraction


Cloud SQL

JDBC template

Spring Data JPA

Cloud Spanner

Spring Data Spanner

Spring Data JPA with Hibernate

Cloud Datastore

Spring Data Datastore

Cloud Firestore

Spring Reactive Data Firestore


Cloud Pub/Sub

Pub/Sub Template

Spring Integration

Spring Cloud Stream

Spring Dataflow


Cloud Secret Manager

Spring Cloud Config


Cloud Storage

Spring Resource


Cloud Memorystore

Spring Data Redis

Distributed Tracing

Cloud Trace

Spring Cloud Sleuth

Zipkin / Brave

Centralized Logging

Cloud Logging

SLF4J / Logback

Monitoring Metrics

Cloud Monitoring

Micrometer / Prometheus


Cloud Identity Aware Proxy

Spring Security