What is MQTT?
It was designed as an extremely lightweight publish/subscribe messaging transport. It is useful for connections with remote locations where a small code footprint is required and/or network bandwidth is at a premium.
MQTT is a tool in the Message Queue category of a tech stack.
Who uses MQTT?
60 companies reportedly use MQTT in their tech stacks, including doubleSlash, GAPO, and energy2market.
266 developers on StackShare have stated that they use MQTT.
TimescaleDB, StreamSets, JSON-RPC, Huginn, and Mercury are some of the popular tools that integrate with MQTT. Here's a list of all 7 tools that integrate with MQTT.
Pros of MQTT
Varying levels of Quality of Service to fit a range of
Very easy to configure and use with open source tools
Lightweight with a relatively small data footprint
MQTT Alternatives & Comparisons
What are some alternatives to MQTT?
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