Bridging OPC UA Data to Azure Cloud with MQTT
April 27, 2022
The OPC UA Client/Server model of communication is useful for closed-loop command and control interactions between field devices and applications at the industrial edge, especially where the number of connections is not very high. It falls short when it comes to integrating your production data with external systems such as cloud-based analytics and other IT applications that know nothing about OPC UA.
As the number of connected components increases rapidly in Industrial IoT scenarios, this model cannot scale to meet such connectivity demands. The solution to these challenges is to use OPC UA’s PubSub communication model with an MQTT message broker.
Watch Kudzai Manditereza, Founder of Industry 40.tv, to learn how to go about it as we describe and demonstrate an end-to-end implementation of this solution.