Description of message queueing (MQ) protocol for the transport of telemetry data (MQTT - MQ Telemetry Transport).
MQTT is a protocol designed to fit the needs of Internet of Things scenarios. It is lightweight and efficient, but still affords all the features required for reliable messaging between wireless sensor / actor nodes and applications. MQTT decouples producer and consumer of data (sensors, actors and applications) through message brokers with publish / subscribe message queues called topics. MQTT supports different levels of quality of service thus providing the flexibility to adapt to the different needs of applications.
Further features like will and retain messages make MQTT well suited for sensor network scenarios as well as for lightweight enterprise messaging applications.
Open source implementations like Eclipse paho provide ample code for integrating MQTT in your own applications.