"For starters, MinIO has a good user interface. You can access it through the browser and perform operations like creating the object."
"Reliable erasure coding."
"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."
"Very good at object retrieval."
"The most valuable features are that MinIO is open, it works on-premise, and is compatible with the Amazon industry which is great for finding compatible libraries in many languages which is very good for developers."
"The most valuable feature is the ease of management and administration."
"The solution has good compatibility with different kinds of storage."
"The container installation features are good. The S3 feature provisions the storage buckets making it easy. It allows me to spin up the public buckets with open-source technology."
"The graphs are most valuable. They have a lot of graphs and reports that you can run to see what's happening in the background to configure OpenStack Swift."
"The SwiftStack Controller, which is the web UI, provides out of band management. This has been one of the best features of it. It allows us to be able to do upgrades and look at performance metrics. It is a top feature and reason to choose the product."
"The monitoring capability is really bad and needs to be improved."
"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 solution lacks documentation."
"Limited storage provided in the free version."
"There should be the ability to expand the size after it has already been deployed. Currently, you cannot do that. It doesn't support an increase in size. Each time we spawn a new MinIO, we need to track the particular MinIO instance or tenant that has the file. Therefore, we had to create a multi-tenant solution that tracks the MinIO that has our artifacts. It isn't in one single instance. It should have better multi-tenancy support."
"We had minor bugs occasionally."
"The product's security is open by default, without any SSL."
"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."
"It's very well done for what it's supposed to do, and I don't have anything to add, but I would like them to keep it available to the public. SwiftStack is going out of the market. NVIDIA purchased SwiftStack a couple of years ago, and they won't be making it available to the public anymore. Our license is up to March 31st."
"The file access needs improvement. The NFS was rolled out as a single service. It needs to be fully integrated into the proxy in a highly available fashion, like the regular proxy access is. I know it's on the roadmap."
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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.
MinIO is ranked 1st in File and Object Storage with 14 reviews while SwiftStack is ranked 8th in File and Object Storage with 2 reviews. MinIO is rated 8.0, while SwiftStack 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 SwiftStack writes "We are able to dynamically grow storage at a lower cost". MinIO is most compared with Red Hat Ceph Storage, Scality RING8, Dell EMC ECS, NetApp StorageGRID and Cloudian HyperStore, whereas SwiftStack is most compared with Red Hat Ceph Storage, Dell EMC ECS, Scality RING8, StorPool and Pure Storage FlashBlade. See our MinIO vs. SwiftStack report.
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