Modernizing the Manufacturing Industry with MQTT

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Modernizing the Manufacturing Industry with MQTT

IIoT is driving the manufacturing industry to modernize its software infrastructure. Whether you call it Industry 4.0 or the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), manufacturing is in the midst of a significant transformation. A key motivation in this push to modernize is that real-time data and dynamic decision making yield meaningful performance improvements for businesses. 

Current manufacturing infrastructure is costly to maintain, creates barriers to the distribution of data, integrates poorly with other systems, and blocks corporations from capitalizing on the advantages that digitalization creates. Successful transition to the next generation of manufacturing will require the adoption of new technologies that can integrate outdated existing systems with modern new systems. 

In this white paper, HiveMQ investigates the business drivers for modernization, technical challenges of adopting new technology, important emerging architecture patterns for modernizing software infrastructure, and recommendations for linking the different levels of automation in a factory with new MQTT-based messaging infrastructure. The goal of this whitepaper is to provide guidance to senior technology leaders on how MQTT can serve as the key technology for developing the modern connected factory. 


  • Business Drivers for Modernization 
  • Current State of Manufacturing
  • Levels of Modernization 
  • Architecture Patterns for Modernization
  • Implementation of a New Messaging Infrastructure 
  • Connecting the Factory with MQTT
  • Intra-factory Interactions with MQTT
  • Inter-factory Interactions with MQTT
  • HiveMQ: An Enterprise MQTT Platform for Smart Manufacturing 
  • Conclusion 

This white paper is sponsored by HiveMQ. More resources on IIoT here.

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HiveMQ is being used by some leading manufacturers to connect their factory and factories in an interoperable and flexible manner. In addition to the HiveMQ platform, our company also provides expert consulting services to help our manufacturing be successful. We also partner with leading consulting firms to design and deploy scalable and reliable messaging infrastructure for smart manufacturing and Industry 4.0.