Gigaom’s weekly Internet of Things podcast hosted by Stacey Higginbotham featured James Kirkland, the Chief Architect for Intelligent Systems and the Internet of Things at Red Hat this Monday. Starting at about minute 25, Kirkland is introduced.
Redhat is a middleware provider with experience developing IoT software systems to automate train operations and other industrial applications. He explains some of the strengths and weaknesses of the mix of protocols being deployed in IoT designs. While acknowledging that marketing skirmishes among promoters of various protocols are happening, he views protocols from MQTT to DDS as different clubs in his bag and is glad to have the mix on hand today for various deployments. Well worth the listen!