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HiveMQ and MQTT: Real World Examples and Customer Stories

by Ian Skerrett
4 min read

Without a doubt MQTT has become the de-facto standard for IoT. All major IoT platform vendors now support MQTT. IoT survey results demonstrate developers have embraced MQTT as they way of moving data from device-to-cloud. However, it has never been very clear to me how customers are using MQTT to build IoT solutions.

When I first started working with HiveMQ I was impressed to learn HiveMQ had over 100 customers in production. Therefore, I was excited to have the opportunity to interview some of these customers to learn how they are using HiveMQ and MQTT. We are now launching a series of customer stories to share these experiences and successes.

The HiveMQ customers represent the diversity of industries and types of organizations that are embracing IoT and digital transformation. For example:

  • Winterhalter is a German manufacturer of industrial dishwashers. They are using HiveMQ to create connected dishwashers so they can offer their customers value-add services and remain ahead of the competition.

  • Liberty Global is a multinational telecommunications company that manages brands like Virgin Media, Unitymedia, Telenet and UPC. They needed to redesign their digital media platform to allow for ‘any screen’ viewing. HiveMQ is now connecting their new digital media platform and is destined to connect millions of set top boxes.

  • Matternet is a startup that is introducing drones to the medical industry. To pass regulatory approval, Matternet required a real-time communication protocol to track the drones. HiveMQ and MQTT provides Matternet a reliable and fast platform that meets their requirements.

  • Finally, Awair is another startup that is building air quality monitoring devices for homes and buildings. Awair is processing over 100 million MQTT messages a day with HiveMQ! They tried to build their own MQTT broker but found it was pretty difficult to get the scalability and reliability they required. HiveMQ is meeting their scalability demands and just works.

All these companies are building new innovative connected products. Some are moving through a digital transformation process, while others are creating innovative new solutions. All of them have found MQTT and HiveMQ are essential to their success.

Ian Skerrett

Ian is a growth-oriented marketing leader focused on B2B infrastructure, IoT, and IIoT software with over 25 years experience in the software industry. He spent 13 years with the Eclipse Foundation and was Vice President of Marketing for HiveMQ until September 2022.

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