MQTT Insights

MQTT (Message Queue Telemetry Transport) is a publish/subscribe messaging protocol ideal for IT/OT bridging and IIoT solutions. Based on its light-weight and straight forward approach, it has become one of the most popular protocols enabling industrial data and information exchange. MQTT is based around a message broker (server) to which industrial devices (clients) connect. The clients exchange information via the broker based on topics with a flexible syntax. The broker uses the topics to decide which clients to receive a message. 

Take a minute to learn

MQTT stands for MQ Telemetry Transport. The protocol was invented by Dr Andy Stanford-Clark of IBM, and Arlen Nipper of Arcom (now Eurotech), in 1999. Feel free to watch the video to get a quick introduction to MQTT.

Want to know more?

MQTT is not currently supported by any specific foundation, though it has its roots in IBM. There are a number of sources where you can learn more about the protocol. Some of them are listed below:

MQTT.org

mqttorg on Twitter

MQTT on Wikipedia

Learn more at the MQTT web site