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Integrate with MongoDB

In this article, we will simulate the temperature and humidity data, and publish these data to EMQX Cloud via the MQTT protocol, and then we will use the EMQX Cloud Data Integrations to store the data to MongoDB.

Before you start, you will need to complete the following:

  • A deployment (EMQX Cluster) has been created on EMQX Cloud.
  • For Professional Plan users: Please complete Peering Connection Creation first, all IPs mentioned below refer to the internal network IP of the resource.(Professional Plan with a NAT gateway can also use public IP to connect to resources).
  • For BYOC Plan users: Please establish a peering connection between the VPC where BYOC is deployed and the VPC where the resources are located. All IPs mentioned below refer to the internal IP of the resources. If you need to access the resources via public IP addresses, please configure a NAT gateway in your public cloud console for the VPC where BYOC is deployed.

MongoDB Configuration

  1. Install MongoDB

    # EMQX currently supports MongoDB 5.x drivers, not 6.x yet
    docker run --name mongo -d -p 27017:27017 mongo:5.0
  2. Enter Container

    docker exec -it mongo mongosh emqx
  3. Insert data into temp_hum collection and view the result.

    db.temp_hum.insert({up_timestamp: 34256, client_id: 1, temp: 20, hum: 33})

    create resource

Data Integrations Configuration

Go to Deployment Details and click on Data Integrations on the left menu bar.

  1. Create MongoDB Resource

    Click on MongoDB Single Mode under the Data Persistence.

    create resource

    Fill in the information you have just created and click Test. If there is an error, you should check if the database configuration is correct. Then click on New to create MongoDB resource

    create resource

  2. Create Rule

    Choose the MongoDB resource under Configured Resources, click on New Rule and enter the following rule to match the SQL statement. In the following rule we read the time up_timestamp when the message is reported, the client ID, the message body (Payload) from the temp_hum/emqx topic and the temperature and humidity from the message body respectively.

       timestamp div 1000 AS up_timestamp, clientid AS client_id, payload.temp AS temp, payload.hum AS hum

    rule engine

  3. Create Action

    Click on the Next button in the bottom to enter action view. Select the resource created in the first step, select Data Persistence - Data to MongoDB for Action Type and enter the following data to insert into the SQL template.


    Click on Confirm to create action.

  4. View Resource Detail

    Click on the resource to see the detail.

    rule list

  5. Check Rules Monitoring

    Click the monitor icon of rule to see the metrics

    view monitor


  1. Use MQTTX to simulate publishing temperature and humidity data

    You need to replace with the deployment connection address you have created and add the client-side authentication information in the EMQX Dashboard. MQTTX

  2. View stored results