IBM has formally announced its plans for bringing MQTT support to MQ. Unlike the preview announcement made previously, this includes the concrete details on what is being done, including the planned availability date – August 27th, 2010.
Known as MQ Telemetry, this will allow applications to use the MQTT v3 protocol to communicate with their MQ queue manager. A pair of client libraries are provided for applications to use, in both C and Java.
An advanced client is also provided – the MQ Telemetry daemon for devices. This is based on RSMB that was previously only available via IBM alphaWorks on an evaluation license.
A key part of this will be a much clearer statement on the use of the MQTT protocol itself – something the community has needed for some time.