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"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 most valuable feature is the ease of management and administration.""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 initial setup was very easy - one click, and it was installed.""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.""Good interface and a good approach to development and testing environments.""The ability to spawn a MinIO Tenant on demand and shut it down right after is most valuable."

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"It is very easy to use, and it is very fast.""It's very easy-to-use.""The main feature I have found to be product replication.""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 product is scalable and easy to expand.""It performs well and it is also very fast."

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"With problems, visibility is hard because everything is in containers. Difficult to get to the logs in order to figure out what the problem was.""The product's security is open by default, without any SSL.""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.""MinIO could use a time patch on it. It could also use better documentation for some languages like Python.""Documentation could be improved.""The solution lacks documentation.""The only downside I see is that you do not have a complete picture of an object.""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."

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"It's on the expensive side, as expected for a niche product.""I want efficiency. FlashBlade doesn't have efficiency now.""There could be improvements in public cloud integration.""I would like to see the licensing fees improved as well as the price per terabytes.""The feature that we're waiting on is better integration with the cell services.""The solution is expensive.""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."

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  • "This is an open-source solution but I am using the licensed version."
  • "This solution is open source so it is free."
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  • "The price is a little high."
  • "In my opinion, we have paid the right price for the product. I don't think that it is too much or too little."
  • "The price of this solution could be made more affordable."
  • "Licensing fees are paid yearly."
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    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 »
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    The initial setup was very easy - one click, and it was installed.
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    MinIO is open source, but it also has an enterprise license available if preferred.
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    The main feature I have found to be product replication.
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    The price of this solution could be made more affordable.
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    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 Firm6%
    Financial Services Firm19%
    Manufacturing Company13%
    Energy/Utilities Company13%
    Computer Software Company27%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Company Size
    Small Business43%
    Midsize Enterprise7%
    Large Enterprise50%
    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise31%
    Large Enterprise54%
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    MinIO is ranked 1st in File and Object Storage with 14 reviews while Pure Storage FlashBlade is ranked 4th in File and Object Storage with 9 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 "Performs well with very little maintenance and an easy initial setup". MinIO is most compared with Red Hat Ceph Storage, Scality RING8, Dell EMC ECS, SwiftStack and Nutanix Files, whereas Pure Storage FlashBlade is most compared with Pure Storage FlashArray, Qumulo, HPE Primera, Red Hat Ceph Storage and Dell EMC PowerStore. See our MinIO vs. Pure Storage FlashBlade report.

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