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· One min read

New versions of the azure providers for stackql are available now in the stackql-provider-registry.

Summary stats for the main azure provider:

Total Services196
Total Resources4,020
Total Methods11,160

New versions of the azure_extras, azure_isv and azure_stack providers are available as well.

New services available include:

  • Microsoft Entra Verified ID
  • Database Watcher for Azure SQL
  • Azure Compute Fleet
  • Azure Edge Zones
  • Azure Standby Pools
  • Informatica Intelligent Data Management Cloud
  • MongoDB Atlas on Azure
  • Oracle Database Service for Azure
  • Split Feature Data Platform

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· One min read

StackQL allows you to query and interact with your cloud and SaaS assets using a simple SQL framework. Use cases include CSPM, asset inventory and analysis, finops and more, as well as IaC and sysops (lifecycle management).

Using stackql and the aws provider (AWS Cloud Control provider for stackql), here's how you can query your entire AWS estate in real time (globally) and generate a simple report like this...

aws-inventory-example

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· 3 min read

StackQL allows you to query and interact with your cloud and SaaS assets using a simple SQL framework. Use cases include CSPM, asset inventory and analysis, finops and more, as well as our IaC and ops (lifecycle management).

The three major cloud providers all offer a built-in Linux shell for executing commands using their respective CLIs; in some cases, they come with tools like terraform pre-installed. They are pre-authorized with your credentials in the cloud console for the user you authenticated with.

Now you can easily use stackql - a unified analytics and IaC dev tool - in all major cloud providers' built-in shells, using cloud shell scripts packaged with the stackql Linux binary (available from v0.5.587 onwards).

StackQL is particularly useful for asynchronously querying across regions in AWS, projects in Google, or resource groups in Azure, which is challenging to do via the CLIs. For example:

SELECT region, COUNT(*) as num_functions
FROM aws.lambda.functions
WHERE region IN (
'us-east-1','us-east-2','us-west-1','us-west-2',
'ap-south-1','ap-northeast-3','ap-northeast-2',
'ap-southeast-1','ap-southeast-2','ap-northeast-1',
'ca-central-1','eu-central-1','eu-west-1',
'eu-west-2','eu-west-3','eu-north-1','sa-east-1')
GROUP BY region;

Additionally, you could authenticate to another provider from one cloud shell simultaneously and run multi-cloud inventory commands. For example:

SELECT 
name,
SPLIT_PART(machineType, '/', -1) as instance_type,
'google' as provider
FROM google.compute.instances
WHERE project IN ('myproject1','myproject2')
UNION
SELECT
instanceId as name,
instanceType as instance_type,
'aws' as provider
FROM aws.ec2.instances
WHERE region IN (
'us-east-1','us-east-2','us-west-1','us-west-2',
'ap-south-1','ap-northeast-3','ap-northeast-2',
'ap-southeast-1','ap-southeast-2','ap-northeast-1',
'ca-central-1','eu-central-1','eu-west-1',
'eu-west-2','eu-west-3','eu-north-1','sa-east-1');

Getting Started

To get started with StackQL in your preferred cloud shell environment, download the StackQL package using the following command:

curl -L https://bit.ly/stackql-zip -O \
&& unzip stackql-zip

This command downloads the StackQL package, unzips it, and sets the appropriate permissions. From there, you can use our tailored scripts for AWS, Google Cloud, or Azure to integrate StackQL seamlessly into your cloud shell environment.

Using StackQL in the AWS Cloud Shell

Run the stackql-aws-cloud-shell.sh as follows to use the StackQL command shell within the AWS cloud shell:

sh stackql-aws-cloud-shell.sh

An example is shown here:

aws-cloud-shell-example

You can also run stackql exec commands using the stackql-aws-cloud-shell.sh script; for instance, this command will write a CSV file for the results of a query that could be downloaded from the Cloud Shell.

sh stackql-aws-cloud-shell.sh exec \
--output csv --outfile instances.csv \
"SELECT region, instanceType FROM aws.ec2.instances WHERE region IN ('us-east-1')"

Additionally, you can supply an IAM role using the --role-arn argument to assume another role for your query or mutation operation, an example is shown here:

sh stackql-aws-cloud-shell.sh \
--role-arn arn:aws:iam::824532806693:role/SecurityReviewerRole exec \
--infile query.iql \
--output csv --outfile output.csv

Using StackQL in the Azure Cloud Shell

Run the stackql-azure-cloud-shell.sh as follows to open a StackQL command shell from the Azure Cloud Shell:

sh stackql-azure-cloud-shell.sh

An example is shown here:

azure-cloud-shell-example

Similar to the AWS script, you can also invoke stackql exec as well, an example is shown here:

sh stackql-azure-cloud-shell.sh exec \
--output csv --outfile instances_by_location.csv \
"SELECT location, COUNT(*) as num_instances FROM azure.compute.virtual_machines WHERE resourceGroupName = 'stackql-ops-cicd-dev-01' AND subscriptionId = '631d1c6d-2a65-43e7-93c2-688bfe4e1468' GROUP BY location"

Using StackQL in the Google Cloud Shell

Run the stackql-google-cloud-shell.sh as shown below to launch a StackQL command shell from within the google cloud shell:

sh stackql-google-cloud-shell.sh

An example is shown here:

google-cloud-shell-example

As with the other two providers, you can run exec commands following the example below:

sh stackql-google-cloud-shell.sh exec \
--output csv --outfile instances.csv \
"SELECT name, status FROM google.compute.instances WHERE project = 'stackql-demo'"

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· One min read

StackQL allows you to query and interact with your cloud and SaaS assets using a simple SQL framework. Use cases include CSPM, asset inventory and analysis, finops and more, as well as our IaC and ops (lifecycle management).

Excited to announce the general availability of the latest StackQL providers for Azure. Includes expanded resource and method coverage including all of the latest Resource Manager services. The StackQL Azure provider catalog now includes:

  • azure - core Azure RM services
  • azure_extras - additional Azure services
  • azure_isv - Azure Native ISV software and services (like Databricks, Datadog, Confluent, Astro and more)
  • azure_stack - Azure Hybrid app framework

by the numbers...

ProviderTotal ServicesTotal MethodsTotal Resources
azure195138413920
azure_extras381164339
azure_isv20906253
azure18470142

More Data Plane services like Azure Container Registry coming as well, stay tuned!

· 3 min read
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stackql is a dev tool that allows you to query, manage, and perform analytics against cloud and SaaS resources in real time using SQL, which developers and analysts can use for CSPM, assurance, user access management reporting, IaC, XOps and more.

The googleadmin StackQL provider is now available, which allows you to query, provision, or manage Google Workspace users, groups, devices, and more using StackQL. The googleadmin provider can be used with the google provider or other cloud providers to generate entitlements reports (or user access reviews) where Google Workspace identites are used in identity federation or IAM bindings.

The full documentation on how to use a Google service account for authentication to the googleadmin provider is available here. Information about the directory resources available and their fields and methods, is available in the StackQL Provider Registry Docs.

Simple Query

A simple query using the googleadmin provider is shown here:

SELECT
primaryEmail,
lastLoginTime
FROM
googleadmin.directory.users
WHERE domain = 'stackql.io'
AND primaryEmail = 'javen@stackql.io';

which would return the following results...

|------------------|--------------------------|                                                                                                                                                   
| primaryEmail | lastLoginTime |
|------------------|--------------------------|
| javen@stackql.io | 2023-07-08T23:30:31.000Z |
|------------------|--------------------------|

Example Query Using Built-In Functions

Here is an example using built-in functions in StackQL (more information about built-in functions is available in the StackQL docs):

SELECT
primaryEmail,
json_extract(name, '$.fullName') as full_name,
lastLoginTime
FROM
googleadmin.directory.users
WHERE domain = 'stackql.io'
AND primaryEmail = 'javen@stackql.io';

which would return results like this...

|------------------|--------------|--------------------------|                                                                                                                                    
| primaryEmail | full_name | lastLoginTime |
|------------------|--------------|--------------------------|
| javen@stackql.io | Jeffrey Aven | 2023-07-08T23:30:31.000Z |
|------------------|--------------|--------------------------|

Example Query Using Aggregate Functions

Here is an example of a summary query that could be useful:

SELECT
isAdmin,
COUNT(*) as num_admins
FROM
googleadmin.directory.users
WHERE domain = 'stackql.io'
GROUP BY isAdmin

results in...

|---------|------------|                                                                                                                                                                          
| isAdmin | num_admins |
|---------|------------|
| false | 9 |
|---------|------------|
| true | 2 |
|---------|------------|

Entitlements Report Using a LEFT JOIN with the google provider

Using the LEFT OUTER JOIN capability with StackQL, you can generate entitlements or user access management reports that span across Google Workspace as an Identity Provider (IdP) and a Google Cloud resource (including Organizations, Folders, Projects, and resources), such as:

SELECT 
split_part(json_extract(iam.members,'$[0]'), ':', 2) as member,
iam.role as role,
users.lastLoginTime
FROM google.cloudresourcemanager.organizations_iam_bindings iam
LEFT OUTER JOIN googleadmin.directory.users users
ON split_part(json_extract(iam.members,'$[0]'), ':', 2) = users.primaryEmail
WHERE users.domain = 'stackql.io'
AND iam.organizationsId = 141318256085
AND users.primaryEmail = 'javen@stackql.io';

which would return...

|------------------|------------------------------|--------------------------|                                                                                                                    
| member | role | lastLoginTime |
|------------------|------------------------------|--------------------------|
| javen@stackql.io | roles/bigquery.resourceAdmin | 2023-07-08T23:30:31.000Z |
|------------------|------------------------------|--------------------------|
| javen@stackql.io | roles/logging.admin | 2023-07-08T23:30:31.000Z |
|------------------|------------------------------|--------------------------|

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