HiveMQ Now Listed as Confluent Verified
Written by Ian Skerrett
Published: September 6, 2019
This past April, HiveMQ announced a new enterprise extension to support the streaming of IoT messaging data to Kafka. At the time we wrote about how we believe the model of using an MQTT broker extension provided the best way to connect IoT data with Kafka instances. Today, we are thrilled to announce that the HiveMQ Enterprise Extension for Kafka has been accepted by Confluent into their Confluent Hub catalog as a Verified Standard product.
We are looking forward to working with Confluent customers to provide a reliable and scalable way to stream IoT device data and MQTT messages to and from a Kafka instance. The HiveMQ Kafka extension implements the Kafka protocol so HiveMQ acts as a first-class Kafka client that can stream IoT device data to Kafka clients. This approach combines the benefits of a native MQTT and a native Kafka implementation to deliver end-to-end message guarantees over unreliable networks.
We really see this as an opportunity to extend the usefulness of Kafka into a number of IoT use cases. It will also benefit HiveMQ customers that want to integrate MQTT messages into a Kafka cluster. If you are interested in trying out our Kafka extension, please download the evaluation version we have available.
Please get in touch if you have any questions or feedback.