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ApsaraMQ for MQTT:Instance editions

Last Updated:Jul 27, 2023

This topic describes the instance editions of ApsaraMQ for MQTT.

Table 2. Instance editions


Enterprise Platinum Edition

Basic Edition

Instance type

Dedicated instance. Instances of this type are physically isolated from each other. Each Platinum Edition instance owns exclusive underlying hardware resources and is deployed as a standalone cluster. Instances of this type can provide faster customer services and higher service stability.

Shared instance. Instances of this type are logically isolated from each other. Multiple Basic Edition instances are deployed in the same backend cluster and share the underlying hardware resources. ApsaraMQ for MQTT ensures service availability in multitenancy scenarios.

Billing method

Subscription. You are charged a yearly or monthly fee for your instance based on its specifications.


  • Large business scale

  • Customization required

  • High requirements for messaging transactions per second (TPS), number of connections, and number of subscriptions

  • Small business scale

  • Moderate requirements for messaging TPS, number of connections, and number of subscriptions

Technical support

DingTalk group for product consultation

Alibaba Cloud ticket system

Support for system launches and promotional events

Exclusive DingTalk group

Dedicated service manager support

Dedicated technical expert support

Provided by the core R&D team

Point-to-point (P2P) troubleshooting

Available on a 24/7 basis

Functions and features

Upper limit of subscriptions (rules) for a single device

Theoretically no

Customizable upon requests

Up to 30

Message retention period

Up to seven days


Up to three days

Protocol type




Client status notifications

P2P messaging

Message trace

Ordered message

Authorization of third-party accounts

WebSocket support

Management API operations

  • A tick (√) indicates that a service or feature is supported, and a cross (✗) indicates that a service or feature is not supported. For information about how to contact the DingTalk group for service consultation, see Contact Us.

  • ApsaraMQ for MQTT no longer supports the pay-as-you-go billing method. You can continue to use existing pay-as-you-go instances. For more information, see Pay-as-you-go instances (end of sale).