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IBM Brings Message Queuing Telemetry Transport to Eclipse

Nov 06, 2011, 22:00 (0 Talkback[s])

"The Message Queuing Telemetry Transport (MQTT) has been used by IBM as a messaging protocol for a number of years. In 2010, IBM announced that MQTT would be freely available under a royalty-free license. Today IBM has expanded the openness by contributing an open source MQTT client for Java and C to Eclipse.

"MQTT runs on top of TCP/IP, it's a simple API that sits on top," Andy Piper, WebSphere Messaging Community Lead at IBM told InternetNews.com. "It doesn't have any relationship with HTTP, it doesn't have any kind of encapsulation where it runs through a tunnel, it's not that kind of thing, it's purely on top of the TCP/IP networking stack."

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