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We performed a comparison between IBM Cloud Object Storage and MinIO based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two File and Object Storage solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
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"One of Cloud Object Storage's best features is infinite capacity. This is one of the main advantages if you don't want to use your own storage. You also have the ability to write only, write once, and read many. It's like tape storage but software-based. This feature is essential for financial institutions that require that kind of protection if you write backup or data there.""IBM Cloud Object Storage integrates well.""IBM has the most number of additional services, this is the main advantage."

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"Good interface and a good approach to development and testing environments.""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 initial setup was very easy - one click, and it was installed.""The stability of MinIO is good.""Very good at object retrieval.""The initial setup was straightforward as MinIO provided good support documentation and took a couple of days to complete.""The solution has good compatibility with different kinds of storage.""Reliable erasure coding."

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"The performance could improve in IBM Cloud Object Storage. The throughput or objects per second can have degradation.""IBM Cloud storage is not cheap, but it could be.""The performance could be better. It isn't bad, but everything is network-based, so you have a performance penalty on the network. You can never achieve the same performance as hardware. That's the disadvantage of cloud storage solutions in general. Cloud performance is one of the main issues clients have."

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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.""The scalability is one of the limitations we have found. We are looking for another solution but they must provide the same characteristics, such as an affordable price and continuity.""We had minor bugs occasionally.""There is a lack of good addons to integrate without having to use third-party applications.""MinIO could use a time patch on it. It could also use better documentation for some languages like Python.""Documentation could be improved.""The MinIO dashboard is minimal as there are only a couple of features inside the dashboard for a basic user. I would like this to be more robust with more click-around features.""The only downside I see is that you do not have a complete picture of an object."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Pricing is not cheap."
  • "You have the option of a monthly or yearly license. Most customers choose the monthly option. I understand what you would like to say. IBM also lets you choose among four types of Cloud Object Storage. The difference is usage, performance, etc. Of course, high-performance storage is more expensive, while low-performance storage is for cold data, and it's really cheap."
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  • "This solution is open source so it is free."
  • "MinIO is a free open-source solution."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:IBM has the most number of additional services, this is the main advantage.
    Top Answer:IBM Cloud storage is not cheap, but it could be.
    Top Answer:Perhaps in price and they don't have a large number of additional services.
    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 most valuable feature is the ease of management and administration.
    Top Answer:This is an open-source solution but I am using the licensed version.
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    Overview

    IBM Cloud Object Storage is a web-scale platform that stores unstructured data - from petabyte to exabyte - with reliability, security, availability and disaster recovery without replication.

    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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    Bitly, Dreamstime, Prime Research
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    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Financial Services Firm20%
    Computer Software Company19%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Government9%
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Educational Organization14%
    Manufacturing Company14%
    Transportation Company14%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company21%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Manufacturing Company9%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise76%
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    Small Business47%
    Midsize Enterprise6%
    Large Enterprise47%
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    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise64%
    Buyer's Guide
    IBM Cloud Object Storage vs. MinIO
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about IBM Cloud Object Storage vs. MinIO and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
    655,113 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    IBM Cloud Object Storage is ranked 13th in File and Object Storage with 3 reviews while MinIO is ranked 2nd in File and Object Storage with 16 reviews. IBM Cloud Object Storage is rated 6.6, while MinIO is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of IBM Cloud Object Storage writes "It has virtually infinite capacity but doesn't perform as well as hardware solutions". 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". IBM Cloud Object Storage is most compared with Red Hat Ceph Storage, Cloudian HyperStore, Dell ECS, IBM Spectrum Scale and NetApp StorageGRID, whereas MinIO is most compared with Red Hat Ceph Storage, Dell ECS, Pure Storage FlashBlade, NetApp StorageGRID and Hitachi Content Platform. See our IBM Cloud Object Storage vs. MinIO report.

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