MQTT Insights

MQTT stands for Message Queue Telemetry Transport and is a publish/subscribe messaging protocol. 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. 

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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.


Guide: Everything you need to know about MQTT

HiveMQ has written a series to bring anybody up to speed with MQTT without requiring to read the whole MQTT specification. It explains the core of MQTT concepts, its features and other essential information. 

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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:

"Everything you need to know about MQTT" by

mqttorg on Twitter

MQTT on Wikipedia