MQTT and LWM2M: choosing the right IoT data protocol

UPDATE: Download a free technical study (directly below) comparing LwM2M and MQTT efficiency based on in-lab tests from MachNation.

Technical study (publicly available):

Feel free to read more about this technical study.

You may also download the older study at the bottom of this page.

MachNation has engaged many enterprise clients on the topic of IoT data communication protocols. In particular, there is tremendous interest in understanding the nuances of two of the most debated protocols: MQTT and LWM2M. MachNation’s 2018 IoT Device Management ScoreCard noted that almost all IoT device management vendors emphasized the LWM2M data communications protocol in their discussions with us, a tremendous difference from the 2017 ScoreCard when virtually no vendor mentioned LWM2M.

In this short article available to MachNation clients, we define the two IoT data communications protocols and provide simple guidelines to help enterprises decide when they should use MQTT or LWM2M.

Research document (publicly available):

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