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Pros of MQTT
Pros of NATS
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    Varying levels of Quality of Service to fit a range of
  • 1
    Very easy to configure and use with open source tools
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    Lightweight with a relatively small data footprint
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    Fastest pub-sub system out there
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    Rock solid
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    Easy to grasp
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    Easy, Fast, Secure
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    Robust Security Model

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Cons of MQTT
Cons of NATS
  • 1
    Easy to configure in an unsecure manner
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    Persistence with Jetstream supported
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    No Order
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    No Persistence

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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.

What is NATS?

Unlike traditional enterprise messaging systems, NATS has an always-on dial tone that does whatever it takes to remain available. This forms a great base for building modern, reliable, and scalable cloud and distributed systems.

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What are some alternatives to MQTT and NATS?
RabbitMQ gives your applications a common platform to send and receive messages, and your messages a safe place to live until received.
An architectural style for developing web services. A distributed system framework that uses Web protocols and technologies.
It is a set of open technologies for instant messaging, presence, multi-party chat, voice and video calls, collaboration, lightweight middleware, content syndication, and generalized routing of XML data.
Google Cloud Messaging
Google Cloud Messaging (GCM) is a free service that enables developers to send messages between servers and client apps. This includes downstream messages from servers to client apps, and upstream messages from client apps to servers.
Kafka is a distributed, partitioned, replicated commit log service. It provides the functionality of a messaging system, but with a unique design.
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