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"The most valuable feature is the ease of management and administration.""Saves a lot of time in generating and managing documents.""The features that I have found most valuable with MinIO is its coding bit rot protection and how it distributes the workload over all the servers.""The solution has good compatibility with different kinds of storage.""Very good at object retrieval.""The initial setup was very easy - one click, and it was installed.""MinIO can work with attributes and folders, and it has the ability to use a stream approach for files. I have moments that should work exclusively. It also has some management features you can use, like exclusive locks that you can perform on one record or a collection.""The ability to spawn a MinIO Tenant on demand and shut it down right after is most valuable."

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"It performs well and it is also very fast.""It uses the same platform for connectivity so integration is seamless.""The initial setup is pretty quick.""The most valuable features are the Metro clustering, and disaster recovery.""The onboarding and integrated monitoring tools are pretty good.""The main feature I have found to be product replication.""It's very easy-to-use."

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"The Distributed User Interface (DUI) needs some work. It's hard to view a large set of data on the DUI. It's an issue with the DUI's performance.""MinIO has behaved strangely in the past. For instance, the application dropped connection to MinIO. It's not too significant, but it loses connection. We're trying to understand exactly what is happening when this happens.""The only downside I see is that you do not have a complete picture of an object.""Limited storage provided in the free version.""Documentation could be improved.""The product's security is open by default, without any SSL.""The solution lacks documentation.""Lacks documentation for non-Kubernetes users."

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"The feature that we're waiting on is better integration with the cell services.""It would be nice if you could store file-based in the same box with the same technology.""Compared to, for example, Hitachi NAS, the solution is not mature at all. It's just in its infancy as far as technology goes.""I would like to see the licensing fees improved as well as the price per terabytes.""There could be improvements in public cloud integration.""The solution is expensive.""It's on the expensive side, as expected for a niche product."

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"This is an open-source solution but I am using the licensed version."

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"The price is a little high.""The price of this solution could be made more affordable.""In my opinion, we have paid the right price for the product. I don't think that it is too much or too little.""Licensing fees are paid yearly."

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Top Answer: Red Hat Ceph does well in simplifying storage integration by replacing the need for numerous storage solutions. This solution allows for multiple copies of replicated and coded pools to be kept, easy… more »
Top Answer: The features that I have found most valuable with MinIO is its coding bit rot protection and how it distributes the workload over all the servers.
Top Answer: The solution is free for personal use but for large organizations/ commercial use, seems there are some charges involved.
Top Answer: The main feature I have found to be product replication.
Top Answer: The price of this solution could be made more affordable.
Top Answer: There could be improvements in public cloud integration. In the future, one innovation could be for them to make an embedded backup system.
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MinIO is a high performance, distributed object storage system. It is software-defined, runs on industry standard hardware and is 100% open source under the Apache V2 license.

MinIO is different in that it was designed from its inception to be the standard in private cloud object storage. Because MinIO is purpose-built to serve only objects, a single-layer architecture achieves all of the necessary functionality without compromise. The result is a cloud-native object server that is simultaneously performant, scalable and lightweight.

While MinIO excels at traditional object storage use cases like secondary storage, disaster recovery and archiving, it is unique at overcoming the private cloud challenges associated with machine learning, analytics and cloud-native application workloads.

FlashBlade is the industry’s most advanced scale-out storage for unstructured data, powered by a modern, massively parallel architecture to consolidate complex data silos (like backup appliances and data lakes) and accelerate tomorrow’s discoveries and insights.

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Top Industries
Comms Service Provider29%
Computer Software Company24%
Manufacturing Company9%
Financial Services Firm7%
Financial Services Firm21%
Pharma/Biotech Company7%
Marketing Services Firm7%
Computer Software Company27%
Comms Service Provider16%
Manufacturing Company9%
Company Size
Small Business36%
Midsize Enterprise9%
Large Enterprise55%
Small Business17%
Midsize Enterprise33%
Large Enterprise50%
Find out what your peers are saying about MinIO vs. Pure Storage FlashBlade and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
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MinIO is ranked 1st in File and Object Storage with 11 reviews while Pure Storage FlashBlade is ranked 5th in File and Object Storage with 7 reviews. MinIO is rated 8.0, while Pure Storage FlashBlade is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of MinIO writes "Offers good object retrieval performance and scalability; but native monitoring tools don't work above a certain bucket size". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Pure Storage FlashBlade writes "Stable with good technical support and easy to manage". MinIO is most compared with Red Hat Ceph Storage, Scality RING8, SwiftStack, Dell EMC ECS and Hitachi Content Platform, whereas Pure Storage FlashBlade is most compared with Pure Storage FlashArray, HPE Primera, Red Hat Ceph Storage, Qumulo and Dell EMC PowerStore. See our MinIO vs. Pure Storage FlashBlade report.

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