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MQTT vs REST: What are the differences?

Developers describe MQTT as "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. On the other hand, REST is detailed as "A software architectural style". An architectural style for developing web services. A distributed system framework that uses Web protocols and technologies.

MQTT and REST are primarily classified as "Message Queue" and "Remote Procedure Call (RPC)" tools respectively.

Pubu, Jaumo, and Danale Inc are some of the popular companies that use MQTT, whereas REST is used by Zalando, ScoreBeyond, and Mercedes-Benz.io GmbH. MQTT has a broader approval, being mentioned in 12 company stacks & 6 developers stacks; compared to REST, which is listed in 9 company stacks and 5 developer stacks.

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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.

What is REST?

An architectural style for developing web services. A distributed system framework that uses Web protocols and technologies.
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            RabbitMQ
            RabbitMQ gives your applications a common platform to send and receive messages, and your messages a safe place to live until received.
            XMPP
            It is a set of open technologies for instant messaging, presence, multi-party chat, voice and video calls, collaboration, lightweight middleware, content syndication, and generalized routing of XML data.
            Google Cloud Messaging
            Google Cloud Messaging (GCM) is a free service that enables developers to send messages between servers and client apps. This includes downstream messages from servers to client apps, and upstream messages from client apps to servers.
            Kafka
            Kafka is a distributed, partitioned, replicated commit log service. It provides the functionality of a messaging system, but with a unique design.
            Amazon SQS
            Transmit any volume of data, at any level of throughput, without losing messages or requiring other services to be always available. With SQS, you can offload the administrative burden of operating and scaling a highly available messaging cluster, while paying a low price for only what you use.
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