End-of-Life of Native Collector - MQTT

InfluxData has made a strategic decision to end-of-life (EOL) the Native Collector - MQTT feature that is currently available in InfluxDB Cloud (TSM). This EOL will take effect April 30th, 2024, after which this feature will be completely removed from InfluxDB Cloud (TSM) and will no longer be supported.

Please refer to the FAQ below for more details and guidance on alternate solutions currently available.

What is the Native Collector - MQTT Feature?

The Native Collector - MQTT feature was introduced in InfluxDB Cloud in 2022 as a way to ingest data directly from MQTT sources into InfluxDB Cloud. This feature has been removed and is no longer available to new customers or existing customers who have not been using it. It was only available to a limited number of existing customers who were actively using it.

Why is this feature being EOL’d?

The adoption of this feature was lower than anticipated given most customers continued to use Telegraf, InfluxData’s data collection agent, which provides more features for MQTT ingestion than this feature did. After a thorough assessment, we determined that our customers can have a similar (and even superior) experience using the MQTT Consumer Telegraf input plugin.

What alternatives are available in light of this EOL announcement?

We recommend using Telegraf with the MQTT Consumer Telegraf input plugin as an alternative to the Native Collector - MQTT feature.

Telegraf is InfluxData’s popular open source data collection agent that comes with 300+ plugins for data input and output, including MQTT.

What are the expected next steps?

The Native Collector - MQTT feature will continue to work and function until April 30th, 2024. In the meantime, we won’t release any new enhancements to the feature. After the EOL date, we will decommission the feature, and any MQTT subscriptions that you have will no longer receive and ingest data into InfluxDB.

Will I lose any data already ingested?

No, data already written to InfluxDB will not be affected by this change.

Where can I get more information on using Telegraf as a replacement for Native Collector - MQTT?

See MQTT Consumer Telegraf input plugin.

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The future of Flux

Flux is going into maintenance mode. You can continue using it as you currently are without any changes to your code.

Flux is going into maintenance mode and will not be supported in InfluxDB 3.0. This was a decision based on the broad demand for SQL and the continued growth and adoption of InfluxQL. We are continuing to support Flux for users in 1.x and 2.x so you can continue using it with no changes to your code. If you are interested in transitioning to InfluxDB 3.0 and want to future-proof your code, we suggest using InfluxQL.

For information about the future of Flux, see the following:

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