James Governor wrote a nice post on Facebook’s expanding usage of MQ-TT. I’ve written about WebSphere MQ’s native telemetry transport (MQ-TT) capabilities in the past. The fact that Facebook is using MQ-TT protocol isn’t new news, they have actually been using it for their Facebook messenger capability for years. However, the fact that they are expanding their use because of the benefits of the protocol is definitely an encouraging development.
“…this week Facebook announced it would stop offering lame mobile experiences by offering a new native IoS client… and it is deepening its commitment to MQTT”
With Facebook expanding their usage of MQ-TT, I would think it is a safe bet that MQ-TT is the dominant real-time messaging protocol for mobile apps. It isn’t surprising that other software vendors like Software AG are announcing support for it.