"The demand for interoperability of industrial systems has never been stronger. An open source protocol that provides operations with access to the data they need while balancing IT’s mandate for security will deliver the adoption of IIoT solutions. MQTT is the necessary protocol, Sparkplug is the needed specification, and the Eclipse Foundation is the perfect steward [...]."
Todd AnslingerLead, IIoT Center Of ExcellenceChevron
"The features that the Sparkplug specification offers are required if we want to safely operate our facilities using a publisher/subscriber architecture. Having the Eclipse Foundation manage this open protocol is essential if we want vendors to adopt it! Being a strategic member means that we can contribute to the specification and not have to manage our own proprietary one."
Arlen NipperChief Technology OfficerCirrus Link Solutions
"As one of the co-inventors of MQTT over 20 years ago, I couldn’t be more pleased to see the Sparkplug specification bring MQTT back into the original market sector it was developed for in the first place. The Eclipse Foundation’s successful track record in this space with projects like Eclipse Paho and others is precisely what the emerging IIoT industry requires [...]."
Dominik ObermaierChief Technology Officer and co-FounderHiveMQ
"Sparkplug is the ideal means to promote the successful use of MQTT in IIoT applications. A big part of what we do is making it possible to build connected products for applications where safety is critical. As a result, we are excited to provide a highly reliable and highly scalable MQTT broker for customers who are deploying Sparkplug."
Don PearsonChief Strategy OfficerInductive Automation
"Our Ignition platform is designed specifically to bridge the gap between IT and production systems, so ensuring interoperability for systems spanning the IIoT ecosystem is critical to our business. This new working group is a critical component to making industry-wide interoperability a reality."
Angus ShihChief Executive OfficerORing
"It is ORing’s great honor to work with the Sparkplug Working Group founding members to develop MQTT-Sparkplug technology for the next generation of IoT and smart city solutions. [...] MQTT-Sparkplug is the best solution to solve IoT device compatibility issues and can manage the status of IOT devices in real time."