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Barebone MQTT server that can run on any stream servers
- Middleware Plugins
- Mosca vs Aedes
- Benchmark: Aedes
- Redis Persistence and Mongodb Emitter - With Clusters
- Benchmark: Mosca
- Made with Aedes
To install aedes, simply use npm:
npm install aedes
Check Docker docs here
- [Aedes object](./docs/Aedes.md)
- [Client object](./docs/Client.md)
- Full compatible with MQTT 3.1 and 3.1.1
- Standard TCP Support
- SSL / TLS
- WebSocket Support
- Message Persistence
- Automatic Reconnect
- Offline Buffering
- Backpress-support API
- High Availability
- Authentication and Authorization
- Pluggable middlewares
- Dynamic Topics Support
- MQTT Bridge Support between aedes
- MQTT 5.0 (not support yet)
- Bridge Protocol (incoming connections only)
Aedes needs on disk dbs like MongoDB and Redis in order to work with clusters. Based on our tests and users reports the best performances/stability are reached when using aedes-persistence-mongodb paired with mqemitter-redis.
- The repo aedes-tests is used to test aedes with clusters and different emitters/persistences. Check its source code to have a starting point on how to work with clusters
Normally, when publishing a message, the
retain flag is consumed by Aedes and
then set to
false. This is done for two reasons:
- MQTT-3.3.1-9 states that it MUST set the RETAIN flag to 0 when a PUBLISH Packet is sent to a Client because it matches an established subscription regardless of how the flag was set in the message it received.
- When operating as a cluster, only one Aedes node may store the packet
Brokers that support the Bridge Protocol can connect to
Aedes. When connecting with this special protocol, subscriptions work as usual
except that the
retain flag in the packet is propagated as-is.
- aedes-logging: Logging module for Aedes, based on Pino
- aedes-stats: Stats for Aedes
- aedes-cli: Run Aedes MQTT Broker from the CLI
- aedes-protocol-decoder: Protocol decoder for Aedes MQTT Broker
- aedes-server-factory: Create a server instance such as TCP, HTTP, TLS...
- aedes-persistence: In-memory implementation of an Aedes persistence
- aedes-persistence-mongodb: MongoDB persistence for Aedes
- aedes-persistence-redis: Redis persistence for Aedes
- aedes-persistence-level: LevelDB persistence for Aedes
- aedes-persistence-nedb: NeDB persistence for Aedes
- mqemitter: An opinionated memory Message Queue with an emitter-style API
- mqemitter-redis: Redis-powered mqemitter
- mqemitter-mongodb: Mongodb based mqemitter
- mqemitter-child-process: Share the same mqemitter between a hierarchy of child processes
- mqemitter-cs: Expose a MQEmitter via a simple client/server protocol
- mqemitter-p2p: A P2P implementation of MQEmitter, based on HyperEmitter and a Merkle DAG
- mqemitter-aerospike: Aerospike mqemitter
This library is born after a lot of discussion with all Mosca users and how that was deployed in production. This addresses your concerns about performance and stability.
Mosca vs Aedes
Example benchmark test with 1000 clients sending 5000 QoS 1 messsages. Used mqtt-benchmark with command:
mqtt-benchmark --broker tcp://localhost:1883 --clients 1000 --qos 1 --count 5000
Architecture: x86_64 CPU op-mode(s): 32-bit, 64-bit Byte Order: Little Endian CPU(s): 8 On-line CPU(s) list: 0-7 Thread(s) per core: 2 Core(s) per socket: 4 Socket(s): 1 NUMA node(s): 1 Vendor ID: GenuineIntel CPU family: 6 Model: 94 Model name: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6700HQ CPU @ 2.60GHz Stepping: 3 CPU MHz: 800.014 CPU max MHz: 3500,0000 CPU min MHz: 800,0000 BogoMIPS: 5199.98 Virtualization: VT-x L1d cache: 32K L1i cache: 32K L2 cache: 256K L3 cache: 6144K
In memory - No clusters
========= TOTAL (1000) ========= Total Ratio: 1.000 (5000000/5000000) Total Runtime (sec): 178.495 Average Runtime (sec): 177.845 Msg time min (ms): 0.077 Msg time max (ms): 199.805 Msg time mean mean (ms): 35.403 Msg time mean std (ms): 0.042 Average Bandwidth (msg/sec): 28.115 Total Bandwidth (msg/sec): 28114.678
Redis Persistence and Redis Emitter - With Clusters
========= TOTAL (1000) ========= Total Ratio: 1.000 (5000000/5000000) Total Runtime (sec): 114.404 Average Runtime (sec): 109.022 Msg time min (ms): 0.065 Msg time max (ms): 393.214 Msg time mean mean (ms): 21.520 Msg time mean std (ms): 0.595 Average Bandwidth (msg/sec): 45.896 Total Bandwidth (msg/sec): 45896.306
Mongo Persistence and Redis Emitter - With Clusters
========= TOTAL (1000) ========= Total Ratio: 1.000 (5000000/5000000) Total Runtime (sec): 112.769 Average Runtime (sec): 105.524 Msg time min (ms): 0.062 Msg time max (ms): 329.062 Msg time mean mean (ms): 20.750 Msg time mean std (ms): 0.878 Average Bandwidth (msg/sec): 47.464 Total Bandwidth (msg/sec): 47464.271
Redis Persistence and Mongodb Emitter - With Clusters
========= TOTAL (1000) ========= Total Ratio: 1.000 (5000000/5000000) Total Runtime (sec): 118.587 Average Runtime (sec): 114.190 Msg time min (ms): 0.080 Msg time max (ms): 324.028 Msg time mean mean (ms): 22.558 Msg time mean std (ms): 0.730 Average Bandwidth (msg/sec): 43.832 Total Bandwidth (msg/sec): 43831.927
========= TOTAL (1000) ========= Total Ratio: 1.000 (5000000/5000000) Total Runtime (sec): 264.934 Average Runtime (sec): 264.190 Msg time min (ms): 0.070 Msg time max (ms): 168.116 Msg time mean mean (ms): 52.629 Msg time mean std (ms): 0.074 Average Bandwidth (msg/sec): 18.926 Total Bandwidth (msg/sec): 18925.942
Made with Aedes
Here is a list of some interesting projects that are using Aedes as MQTT Broker. Submit a PR or an issue if you would like to add yours
- node-red-contrib-aedes: MQTT broker for Node-Red based on Aedes
- Mqtt2Mqtt: Mqtt Bridge between two brokers with UI
- Kuzzle: High performance and full featured IoT backend using MQTT alongside WebSocket and Http protocols
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