Internet of Things HiveMQ announces Cloud-Service for MQTT

The Landshut-based start-up HiveMQ complements its MQTT platform with new cloud services.
The Landshut-based start-up HiveMQ complements its MQTT platform with new cloud services.

The MQTT protocol makes it easier for companies to transfer IoT data between devices. HiveMQ supports its customers with an appropriate platform. The young company extends its platform with its own cloud service.

HiveMQ, developer of an MQTT platform for enterprises, announces the launch of the new cloud service »HiveMQ Cloud«. With this service, the Landshut-based company simplifies the provisioning and management of its MQTT platform. Especially for IoT applications, the new services offer reliability and security.

The new cloud service enables bidirectional communication between cloud and IoT applications. Based on the MQTT protocol, it allows IoT devices to stream telemetry data into the cloud. For applications in the cloud, it in turn allows sending notifications to devices.

Working with MQTT brokers

The HiveMQ Cloud makes it easier for companies to deploy and manage MQTT brokers. With automatic scaling, it can balance peaks in device activities. The new clustering architecture ensures high availability. No messages are lost and connection interruptions are avoided.

The fully managed platform is operated with three different cluster nodes in three data centers. By default, enterprise-level security is set to require Transport Layer Security (TLS) communication, device authentication and authorization. HiveMQ Cloud is designed to run IoT applications without installation, setup, or configuration.

»Our mission at HiveMQ is to connect billions of IoT devices via MQTT and our HiveMQ technology,« explains Dominik Obermaier, CTO and co-founder of HiveMQ. The cloud offers a transparent pricing structure that makes it easy for customers to budget their usage costs. For example, the cloud will be available at an hourly rate of 7.50 US-Dollar/hour. HiveMQ Cloud is currently available on AWS (Frankfurt region). Support for MS Azure, Google Cloud Platform, and other AWS regions will follow.