I’m new to HA and I’m evaluating the best scenario for me and how to use HA.
From what I understood, most of sensors implementation are using MQTT, HA will consume it and later can “record” it on a InfluxDB.
From what I learned, I tend to prefer that I my sensors send their data directly to a InfluxDB.
I learned that it is possible to create sensors on HA based on external InfluxDB queries (although, looks like HA may have some limitations)
But now the questions are:
- How will HA perform doing its “business logic” and other features (eg alerts ) with this kind of “sensor based on InfluxDB” ?
- How frequently does HA will query/polling the “InfluxDB sensor” ?
- Instead of polling the InfluxDB for the latest state, is it possible to get notifications InfluxDB for updates on some change? (eg a switch sensor sends its state to InfluxDB, InfluxDB notifies HA that the state was changes/updated)
Hope you can help me to get it clarified!