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HiveMQ 4.4 Release Simplifies Integration with IoT Applications

Landshut, Germany, August 11, 2020

HiveMQ, developers of the popular enterprise MQTT platform, today announced a new feature release that simplifies the integration of HiveMQ and MQTT into enterprise and industrial applications. The new HiveMQ 4.4 release includes new features that respond to customer requirements that make it easier to integrate and deploy IoT applications.

HiveMQ is an enterprise MQTT platform that makes it possible to quickly move data from connected IoT devices to the cloud. Organizations are looking for better ways of integrating the IoT infrastructure software and IoT data into the existing enterprise and industrial applications. This tighter integration makes it easier to deploy IoT applications and gain the benefits of a deeper real-time analysis of the IoT data.

HiveMQ 4.4 offers IoT and MQTT customers new key features for deploying and integrating IoT applications, including:

  • REST API that allows developers to programmatically interact with the HiveMQ broker and system data. This makes it easier to automate tasks to control HiveMQ, such as initiating a back-up and accessing system data, such as client online/offline status.

  • Enterprise Bridge Extension that allows for the creation of a federation of MQTT brokers to share IoT data between MQTT broker instances. The Enterprise Bridge Extension makes it possible to connect separate areas via an MQTT bridge in order to exchange important messages.

  • Kubernetes Operator that can be used to easily deploy HiveMQ into Kubernetes managed clusters. The HiveMQ Kubernetes Operator represents a set of best practices for deploying HiveMQ into Kubernetes.

  • Client Event History offers a historical view of all the events attributed to a single MQTT client. This provides a level of IoT observability not available in current IoT deployments. It is now possible to undertake a detailed analysis of an IoT device’s behaviour to observe the client operation and then troubleshoot a potential problem.

  • HiveMQ Kafka Extension has been updated to allow developers to provide programmatic transformations of MQTT to Kafka messages. This level of control of message transformation makes it possible to create a deeper level of integration of IoT data with Kafka clusters.

  • New MQTT Add-ons allow for application-level observability. Clients can subscribe to these new topics, to get all expired and dropped MQTT messages. This helps customers to analyse not delivered MQTT messages and get observability at message and device level

HiveMQ also announced an updated release cadence for future HiveMQ releases: Starting with HiveMQ 4.4, the company’s regular release cycle will result in a new feature release every four months and monthly maintenance releases. Each release will include updates of the core HiveMQ broker, HiveMQ enterprise extensions, and HiveMQ tools. All HiveMQ products will share the same version and are delivered in a single package, ensuring compatibility between all products which will make it easier for HiveMQ customers to plan upgrades to new HiveMQ releases.

Customers can download and upgrade to HiveMQ 4.4 today. An evaluation version of HiveMQ 4.4 and the enterprise extensions is also available for download.

About HiveMQ

HiveMQ helps companies connect devices to the Internet. Our HiveMQ MQTT platform makes it possible to move data from device to cloud in a secure, reliable, and scalable manner. Over 130 customers, including many Fortune 500 companies, rely on HiveMQ in production for mission-critical use cases like connected cars, transportation and logistics, Industry 4.0, and connected IoT products.

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