Need advice about which tool to choose?Ask the StackShare community!

gRPC

857
922
+ 1
46
MQTT

349
372
+ 1
4
Add tool

gRPC vs MQTT: What are the differences?

What is gRPC? A high performance, open-source universal RPC framework. gRPC is a modern open source high performance RPC framework that can run in any environment. It can efficiently connect services in and across data centers with pluggable support for load balancing, tracing, health checking...

What is MQTT? A machine-to-machine Internet of Things connectivity protocol. It was designed as an extremely lightweight publish/subscribe messaging transport. It is useful for connections with remote locations where a small code footprint is required and/or network bandwidth is at a premium.

gRPC can be classified as a tool in the "Remote Procedure Call (RPC)" category, while MQTT is grouped under "Message Queue".

gRPC is an open source tool with 22K GitHub stars and 5.12K GitHub forks. Here's a link to gRPC's open source repository on GitHub.

According to the StackShare community, gRPC has a broader approval, being mentioned in 53 company stacks & 48 developers stacks; compared to MQTT, which is listed in 12 company stacks and 6 developer stacks.

Get Advice from developers at your company using Private StackShare. Sign up for Private StackShare.
Learn More
Pros of gRPC
Pros of MQTT
  • 19
    Higth performance
  • 10
    The future of API
  • 10
    Easy setup
  • 4
    Contract-based
  • 3
    Polyglot
  • 2
    Varying levels of Quality of Service to fit a range of
  • 1
    Very easy to configure and use with open source tools
  • 1
    Lightweight with a relatively small data footprint

Sign up to add or upvote prosMake informed product decisions

Cons of gRPC
Cons of MQTT
    Be the first to leave a con
    • 1
      Easy to configure in an unsecure manner

    Sign up to add or upvote consMake informed product decisions

    - No public GitHub repository available -

    What is gRPC?

    gRPC is a modern open source high performance RPC framework that can run in any environment. It can efficiently connect services in and across data centers with pluggable support for load balancing, tracing, health checking...

    What is MQTT?

    It was designed as an extremely lightweight publish/subscribe messaging transport. It is useful for connections with remote locations where a small code footprint is required and/or network bandwidth is at a premium.

    Need advice about which tool to choose?Ask the StackShare community!

    What companies use gRPC?
    What companies use MQTT?
    See which teams inside your own company are using gRPC or MQTT.
    Sign up for Private StackShareLearn More

    Sign up to get full access to all the companiesMake informed product decisions

    What tools integrate with gRPC?
    What tools integrate with MQTT?

    Sign up to get full access to all the tool integrationsMake informed product decisions

    Blog Posts

    What are some alternatives to gRPC and MQTT?
    GraphQL
    GraphQL is a data query language and runtime designed and used at Facebook to request and deliver data to mobile and web apps since 2012.
    RabbitMQ
    RabbitMQ gives your applications a common platform to send and receive messages, and your messages a safe place to live until received.
    Kafka
    Kafka is a distributed, partitioned, replicated commit log service. It provides the functionality of a messaging system, but with a unique design.
    REST
    An architectural style for developing web services. A distributed system framework that uses Web protocols and technologies.
    SignalR
    SignalR allows bi-directional communication between server and client. Servers can now push content to connected clients instantly as it becomes available. SignalR supports Web Sockets, and falls back to other compatible techniques for older browsers. SignalR includes APIs for connection management (for instance, connect and disconnect events), grouping connections, and authorization.
    See all alternatives