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MQTT vs XMPP: What are the differences?

Developers describe MQTT as "A machine-to-machine Internet of Things connectivity protocol". 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. On the other hand, XMPP is detailed as "An open XML technology for real-time communication". 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.

MQTT can be classified as a tool in the "Message Queue" category, while XMPP is grouped under "Container Tools".

Pubu, Netbeast, and Jaumo are some of the popular companies that use MQTT, whereas XMPP is used by Mendix, Vidyo.io, and Relayo. MQTT has a broader approval, being mentioned in 24 company stacks & 28 developers stacks; compared to XMPP, which is listed in 7 company stacks and 5 developer stacks.

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    Varying levels of Quality of Service to fit a range of
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    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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      Easy to configure in an unsecure manner
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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 XMPP?

      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.

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      What are some alternatives to MQTT and XMPP?
      RabbitMQ
      RabbitMQ gives your applications a common platform to send and receive messages, and your messages a safe place to live until received.
      REST
      An architectural style for developing web services. A distributed system framework that uses Web protocols and technologies.
      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
      Kafka is a distributed, partitioned, replicated commit log service. It provides the functionality of a messaging system, but with a unique design.
      ZeroMQ
      The 0MQ lightweight messaging kernel is a library which extends the standard socket interfaces with features traditionally provided by specialised messaging middleware products. 0MQ sockets provide an abstraction of asynchronous message queues, multiple messaging patterns, message filtering (subscriptions), seamless access to multiple transport protocols and more.
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