Quick question I want to clear up for myself.
The Losant Particle Integration relies on the Particle Publish to send and receive data from Particle Cloud connected devices.
Let’s say I have a Practice Pilot plan which includes 250 devices and 2.5 million particle publishes per month. Are there any limitations if I have 250 products sending a Particle Publish even every min and Losant’s IOT backend is subscribing to all those published events.
@Dave Are there any limitations on scaling this to 1000 - 5000 devices without any issues on Losant subscribing to all these events?
@BrandonCannaday Am I right in assuming I have the ability to communicate with the Losant service via the Particle Integration or direclty via your MQTT API using the MQTT library for Particle?
Using the MQTT method to send and receive data from Losant bypasses the Particle Cloud, it’s monthly cost, and it’s Particle publish rate limits but we also loose the Particle Product features like Mass Product firmware upgrades.
MQTT setup guide: https://www.losant.com/blog/how-to-connect-a-particle-photon-to-the-losant-iot-platform
@BrandonCannaday What are the advantages of using the Particle Integration other than how much easier it makes the setup and coding? I assume since the MQTT is not as secure as the Particle Publish because the Photon does not support Secure MQTT communication yet?
Just trying to figure this out before choosing which method to use. Any help is appreciated