Yesterday, IBM made a preview announcement that brings good news to fans of MQTT:
IBM plans to offer a new optional feature for WebSphere® MQ to provide messaging designed for connecting smart sensors and telemetry devices. This new feature will enable existing WebSphere MQ applications and networks to connect with remote sensors and devices enabling connectivity to the edge of the enterprise, supporting sense-and-respond solutions that enable smart work. […]
MQ Telemetry Transport (MQTT) support was previously provided by WebSphere Message Broker. This new optional feature reduces the prerequisites needed for Telemetry messaging solutions while still enabling WebSphere Message Broker to connect to sensors and devices leveraging this optional feature of WebSphere MQ.
Capabilities to include:
- Optional feature for connecting telemetry devices like sensors and actuators
- Support for MQTT protocol optimized for resource-constrained sensors and devices
- Integrated configuration for telemetry messaging with WebSphere MQ Explorer Eclipse tooling
- MQ Telemetry toolkit, clients, and samples
For more information, you can read the full announcement here.