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Re: [hono-dev] Topology options for client connectivity

On 06/03/16 01:55, Atul Kshirsagar wrote:
1) After going through excellent wiki page on topology options, I feel
that the option of "connection via Message broker" is more closely
aligned with what we are internally discussing at GE. Some reasons
behind this are as follows:
a. Reduces one additional network hop
b. Avoids one additional protocol conversion if underlying MOM/broker
being used doesn't natively support AMQP 1.0 (e.g. Kafka)

In my view, the protocol adapters and the solutions should not know or care about the underlying MOM used. They should use a standard protocol (whatever that is) to communicate with it.

If that is true, then the difference between 'Direct Connection' and 'Connection via Message Broker' is that in the second case the broker in question itself supports this standard protocol (whatever it may be), either natively or through some extensions considered to be outside the scope of Hono itself.

So to me, the advantage you describe above really applies to the the 'Direct Connection' case. (I apologise if I am mistaken or being overly pedantic :-)

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