What is EMQ?
It is fully open source and licensed under the Apache Version 2.0. It implements both MQTT V3.1 and V3.1.1 protocol specifications, and supports MQTT-SN, CoAP, WebSocket, STOMP and SockJS at the same time.
EMQ is a tool in the Message Queue category of a tech stack.
EMQ is an open source tool with 193 GitHub stars and 100 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to EMQ's open source repository on GitHub
Why developers like EMQ?
Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use EMQ
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- Full MQTT V3.1/3.1.1 Protocol Specifications Support
- Easy to Install - Quick Install on Linux, FreeBSD, Mac and Windows
- Massively scalable - Scaling to 1 million connections on a single server
- Cluster and Bridge Support
- Easy to extend - Hooks and plugins to customize or extend the broker.
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