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Zest: REST over ZeroMQ

Moore, John; Arcia-Moret, Andres; Yadav, Poonam; Mortier, Richard; Brown, Anthony; McAuley, Derek; Crabtree, Andy; Greenhalgh, Chris; Haddadi, Hamed; Amar, Yousef


John Moore

Andres Arcia-Moret

Poonam Yadav

Richard Mortier

Anthony Brown

Professor of Digital Economy

Professor of Computer Science

Hamed Haddadi

Yousef Amar


In this paper we introduce, Zest (REST over Ze- roMQ), a middleware technology in support of an Internet of Things (IoT). Our work is influenced by the Constrained Application Protocol (CoAP) but emphasises systems that can support fine-grained access control to both resources and audit information, and can provide features such as asynchronous communication patterns between nodes. We achieve this by using a hybrid approach that combines a RESTful architecture with a variant of a publisher/subscriber topology that has enhanced routing support. The primary motivation for Zest is to provide inter-component communications in the Databox, but it is applicable in other contexts where tight control needs to be maintained over permitted communication patterns.

Start Date Mar 11, 2019
Publication Date 2018-12
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
APA6 Citation Moore, J., Arcia-Moret, A., Yadav, P., Mortier, R., Brown, A., McAuley, D., …Amar, Y. (2018). Zest: REST over ZeroMQ.
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