Academic License

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ThingSpeak academic licenses are for academic research and teaching. Pricing is based on a count of messages to be processed and stored in a one-year period. ThingSpeak is available as a free service for small non-commercial academic projects (<3 million messages/year or ~8200 messages/day) with limits on certain features. For larger projects and for expanded limits, an academic license is available. See the table and Pricing Calculator below for details. ThingSpeak is bought in units, where one unit allows 33 million messages to be processed and stored in a one-year period (~90,000 messages/day). See Licensing FAQ for more details.


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Why Buy an Academic License?

With an academic license, you can send more data to ThingSpeak, and you can update ThingSpeak as fast as once per second. Using the MATLAB apps built into ThingSpeak, you can develop custom visualizations of your data and schedule analytics to run on your sensor data as it is passed to ThingSpeak. You also have access to live technical support, private channel sharing and MQTT subscriptions.

 

FREE

For small non-commercial projects and for evaluation of the service

ACADEMIC

For academic use by faculty, staff, or researchers at degree-granting institutions(1)

Scalable for larger projects

No. Annual usage is capped.

Number of messages

3 million/year
(~8,200/day)(2)
33 million/year per unit
(~90,000/day per unit)(2)

Message update interval limit

Every 15 seconds Every second

MATLAB Compute Timeout

20 seconds 60 seconds

Number of simultaneous MQTT subscriptions

Limited to 3 50 per unit

Private channel sharing

Limited to 3 shares Unlimited

Technical Support

Forum Standard MathWorks support
(1)Not for government, commercial or other organizational use.
(2)Based on constant update rate.

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