Waterstream is the first and the only MQTT platform on the market leveraging Apache Kafka as its own storage and distribution engine. Every incoming MQTT message is immediately available in your microservices architecture or your analytics platform without any further processing. Vice-versa, every message written on a Kafka topic it’s sent to MQTT clients. All the necessary MQTT state, like subscriptions and QoS message status is also stored in Kafka—no need for additional storage.

What is edge computing?

What is edge computing?

We are clearly in the cloud computing era. We still use our own personal computers but mostly just to access centralized services like Dropbox, Gmail, or Office 365. Many devices now rely on AI and data that is stored in the cloud. Most of our day-to-day processing is hosted on infrastructure from a few cloud…

Industry 5.0 - Pandemic

Industry 5.0 and the Pandemic

We are firmly inside Industry 4.0, where manufacturing has taken on the label of “smart” through the integration of the IoT, AI, cyber-physical systems, Cloud and cognitive computing. But Industry 5.0 is becoming more and more a reality, which will bring an increased human touch back to manufacturing. Where Industry 4.0 put smart technology at…

Eclipse 2020 IoT Developer Survey

Eclipse 2020 IoT Developer Survey

The Eclipse Foundation has carried out its 6th annual IoT Developer Survey for 2020. Eclipse is the world’s largest open-source foundation focused on the Internet of Things. The survey was conducted by the Eclipse IoT Working Group, and it provides useful insights into the IoT industry.It highlights the challenges faced by developers and possible opportunities…

IoT Prediction 2021

The IoT: Predictions for 2021

This will be the year the IoT becomes a mature, practical, technology. Here are a few thoughts on what we can expect in the next 12 months. The IoT will see wider adoption and faster development The IoT has grown a lot in the past few years both in terms of adoption and investment and…

MQTT V.5.0 Support

MQTT v 5.0 Support

Waterstream version 1.3.0 introduces MQTT version 5.0 support, alongside multiple improvements – including better metadata, easier debugging, more lightweight communication, scaling out reads capability, and much more. Let’s take a look what Waterstream users can gain from switching to MQTT version 5.0: Message properties Somewhat similar to HTTP headers, message properties contain metadata, such as…

Edge computing and Kafka

Event streaming with Apache Kafka at the edge is commonly used to provide the same open, flexible, and scalable architecture at the edge as in the cloud or data centre. Possible locations for a Kafka edge deployment include retail stores, cell towers, trains, small factories, restaurants, etc. “Edge Kafka” is not simply another IoT project…

MQTT Bridge mode

We are proud to announce that Waterstream version 1.3.0 brings support of the bridge mode. A flexible way to utilize an existing MQTT data source for testing and data ingesting in Kafka. With the bridge you can establish a bidirectional or unidirectional connection between Waterstream and another MQTT broker and get your messages replicated between…

Waterstream now supports ARM

We’re happy to announce that starting from version 1.0.17 Waterstream also provides an ARM-compatible Docker image. Use simplematter/waterstream-kafka-arm64v8-minified image if you want to run it on ARM CPU (such as AWS a1 series instance), simplematter/waterstream-kafka-minified – on traditional x86 CPU. See the quickstart guide: https://docs.waterstream.io/quickstart.html .

New website is online

New website is online Waterstream was built by maniacs of good code and excellent performance, if you want to try it, you will confirm its very good scalability properties. But we felt that the website was not meeting such a good standard. So, we worked really hard these weeks to give Waterstream a new home…