MQTT and Sparkplug are the present and future of industrial automation. Together, they provide application decoupling, simplicity, and out-of-the-box interoperability. Given the lightweight nature of MQTT, you can deploy Sparkplug-compliant devices and software components across the whole Edge-to-Cloud continuum. You will find them not only in gateways and SaaS platforms but also in constrained devices relying on microcontrollers.
Industrial automation implies significant capital investments and, typically, long lifecycles for equipment and infrastructure. Thus, solutions based on OPC UA will coexist with Sparkplug for the foreseeable future. Although they compete for developer mindshare, the two protocols can complete each other in real-world deployments.
In this presentation, Frédéric Desbiens will compare the architectures and feature sets of Sparkplug and OPC UA. You will learn how they can coexist harmoniously and how Sparkplug can improve your legacy OPC UA deployments. You will also discover how to get involved in the Sparkplug ecosystem and where to find Sparkplug-compliant products.