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"I find its flexibility valuable."

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"The initial setup was very easy - one click, and it was installed.""Very good at object retrieval.""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.""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 solution has good compatibility with different kinds of storage.""Good interface and a good approach to development and testing environments.""For starters, MinIO has a good user interface. You can access it through the browser and perform operations like creating the object.""The most valuable feature is the ease of management and administration."

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"The pricing can definitely be better."

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"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.""The monitoring capability is really bad and needs to be improved.""Lacks documentation for non-Kubernetes users.""The solution lacks documentation.""We had minor bugs occasionally.""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.""Documentation could be improved."

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"You pay for what you use. For example, if you use one terabyte, you just pay for that one terabyte. But the pricing could always be better"

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

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Top Answer: I find its flexibility valuable.
Top Answer: We pay yearly based on the storage size. You pay for what you use. For example, if you use one terabyte, you just pay for that one terabyte. But the pricing could always be better.
Top Answer: The pricing can definitely be better. It would also help if they made it even more flexible. For example, some customers ask us if they can generally use it for a file. I would like it to make it more… more »
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 initial setup was very easy - one click, and it was installed.
Top Answer: MinIO is open source, but it also has an enterprise license available if preferred.
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Swarm provides a platform for data protection, management, organization and search at massive scale. You no longer need to migrate data into disparate solutions for long-term preservation, delivery and analysis. Consolidate all files on Swarm, find the data you are looking for quickly, and reduce total cost of ownership by continuously evolving hardware and optimizing use of your resources.

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.

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iQ Media, NEP, Texas Tech University, Telefónica, City of Austin, Massive Media, Data Deposit Box, Premier Physician Services, Truliant Federal Credit Union
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Computer Software Company38%
Comms Service Provider28%
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Comms Service Provider29%
Computer Software Company24%
Manufacturing Company9%
Financial Services Firm7%
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Small Business36%
Midsize Enterprise9%
Large Enterprise55%
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Caringo Swarm is ranked 15th in File and Object Storage with 1 review while MinIO is ranked 1st in File and Object Storage with 11 reviews. Caringo Swarm is rated 8.0, while MinIO is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Caringo Swarm writes "A user-friendly software-defined object storage solution that's highly flexible ". On the other hand, 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". Caringo Swarm is most compared with Cloudian HyperStore, Red Hat Ceph Storage, Dell EMC ECS and Scality RING8, whereas MinIO is most compared with Red Hat Ceph Storage, Scality RING8, SwiftStack, Dell EMC ECS and NetApp StorageGRID.

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