A key challenge of IIoT deployments is integrating and sharing data between different systems and services. Many IIoT architectures become a complex set of integrations between hardware devices and software services. Even with MQTT as the hub of an IIoT system, true interoperability can be difficult to achieve.
Sparkplug is an emerging new specification built on top of MQTT that aims to break down the data silos created by pairwise integrations commonly found in IIoT architectures. Where MQTT allows for IIoT systems to decouple operations data from specific applications, Sparkplug defines a common format for MQTT data exchange that promotes plug 'n play interoperability between hardware solutions and software solutions.
In this webcast, we will introduce the key concepts of MQTT Sparkplug and show how it can promote simplified IIoT architectures. We will also do a live demonstration that will showcase connecting industrial field devices to HiveMQ's MQTT broker using the Sparkplug client embedded in Opto 22’s groov RIO edge I/O and then visualize Sparkplug messages in an enterprise time-series database. In just 15 minutes we will demonstrate the simplicity of creating plug ’n play interoperability for IIoT solutions.