Sparkplug allows for IIoT deployments to decouple the data between the hardware and software data sources. New data sources can become immediately discoverable to other system components and these data sources can become a single source of truth. Sparkplug is fully secured, requiring no open ports for new devices and requiring TLS for all data transport.
IIoT Architecture with SparkplugSparkplug is based on MQTT and adds capabilities like MQTT topic structure definition, MQTT state management and payload data definitions.
HiveMQ and Sparkplug
HiveMQ provides the MQTT broker platform required for any Sparkplug architecture. HiveMQ offers the following capabilities to Sparkplug deployments:
- 100% compatible with MQTT 3.1.1 and MQTT 5
- An MQTT broker for business critical systems that is reliable and scalable.
- Easy integration with OT and IT systems with an extension SDK.
- The ability to deploy on-premise, on Microsoft Azure or AWS, or with HiveMQ Cloud.