# Save device data to Redis using the Rule Engine

In this article, we will simulate the temperature and humidity data, and publish these data to EMQ X Cloud via the MQTT protocol, and then we will use the EMQ X Cloud rule engine to store the data to Redis.

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

  • A deployment (EMQ X Cluster) has been created on EMQ X Cloud.

  • For professional deployment users: Please complete the creation of a VPC Peering Connection first. All IPs mentioned below refer to the resource's intranet IP.

  • For basic deployment users: No VPC Peering Connection is required. All IPs mentioned below refer to the resource's public IP.

# Redis Configuration

  1. Pull the newest version of Redis mirror

    docker pull redis:latest
  2. Run Redis Container

    docker run -itd --name redis -p 6379:6379 redis

# EMQ X Cloud Rule Engine Configuration

  1. Create Redis Resource

    Click on Rule Engine on the left menu bar and click on + New button to create a new resource.


    Then fill in the information regarding the Redis you choose to store the data. You could always test if the database configuration you entered is correct before confirm to add the resource. If you get an error message after clicking the Test button, make sure to double-check the input information and retry.

    create resource

    If the configuration test is passed, click on confirm to finish creating resource.

  2. Create Rule

    Now we need to create a rule for the rule engine. Click on Rule Engine on the left menu bar and click on + New button to create a new Rule. In the following rule, we read the timestamp, client ID, payload via temp_hum/emqx topic.

     timestamp div 1000 as up_timestamp, clientid as client_id, payload as temp_hum


  3. Rule Test

    You should always test the SQL ahead to make sure it's functioning as you expected.

    rule test)

  4. Add Action

    After inputting the SQL command, it's time to create the response actions.

    Towards the bottom of the page, in the Response Action section, click on the + Add action button. Select the resource created in the first step and enter the following data to insert into the Redis command template.

    HMSET ${client_id} ${up_timestamp} ${temp_hum}


  5. Click on Confirm to finish creating a Rule. You could always come back to edit you rules and add more actions.

    rule list

  6. Check Rules Monitoring

    view monitor

# Test

  1. Use MQTT X (opens new window) to simulate publishing temperature and humidity data

    You need to replace broker.emqx.io with the deployment connection address you have created and add the client-side authentication information in the EMQ X Dashboard.


  2. View stored results

    docker exec -it redis bash redis-cli
    HGETALL test_client