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We performed a comparison between MinIO and Pure Storage FlashBlade 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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"The most valuable feature of MinIO is its ease of use, replication, and active directory. All the capabilities are in this solution.""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 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 initial setup was very easy - one click, and it was installed.""The stability of MinIO is good.""Nice web interface, easy to use, with a low memory footprint.""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."

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"The ease of deployment and management has helped us simplify our storage. We also do not have to worry about capacity management as much. A lot of these things are native to Pure Storage.""Speed and ease of use are the two most valuable features.""We have integrated it with VMware. The integration process is pretty good. Especially with VMware, it helps with the capacity of it.""The initial setup was straightforward. If you know how to plug in power and network you're pretty much qualified. They were on site to configure the network, the box to fit into our network architecture. Other than that, we self-managed from there.""The tool's most valuable features are data warehousing, speedy recovery, and analytics. Its latest release is cost-effective.""The product is scalable and easy to expand.""I would rate this solution an eight plus. It has has good flexibility and stability, it's easy to manage and the response time is good.""Pure Storage FlashBlade is user-friendly. It's replication feature is great because it has active replication and active DR. That's the beauty of the product. It's a perfect solution for block storage."

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"The monitoring capability is really bad and needs to be improved.""We had minor bugs occasionally.""There is a lack of good addons to integrate without having to use third-party applications.""The product's security is open by default, without any SSL.""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.""Limited storage provided in the free version.""The product's initial setup phase is complex.""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."

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"The technical support needs to improve. When we open a case, it is auto assigned to a support tech person. Nine out of ten times, we get an email right back saying that person is off until tomorrow. I cannot handle that. They just did this over the weekend to us, too. I had to call our rep and have them do something about it.""I would also like to see better support for CIFS workloads.""File storage needs a lot of improvement. Mainframe connectivity also needs improvement because it requires additional components to be integrated with Pure Storage FlashBlade. If you want to keep your backup data, then this becomes an even more expensive solution because Pure Storage FlashBlade will not be able to meet your backup needs.""I have not seen ROI.""The Pure Storage Orchestrator is our biggest pain point at the moment. If we can have more say in future developments of feature sets that we will need to support for our use case, that would be pretty beneficial to us.""I would like to see more VM-Aware features in the next release of this solution.""It would be beneficial if the layer could support the S3 protocol and be container ready in the next release.""In the realm of micro-services, I think that Pure Storage can do well if they start getting in there and making their arrays more micro-services ready."

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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."
  • "MinIO is a free open-source solution."
  • "We use the solution's open-source version."
  • "My company hasn't tried the version of the solution where we need to pay to use it."
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  • "We used a reseller for the purchase."
  • "Our customers have seen a reduction in TCO."
  • "I have seen ROI. It has allowed me to increase the density of my VMs without having to purchase anything additional."
  • "Our licensing is renewed annually."
  • "Support is a separate line item. Support is a different cost, but whatever your support is now, that's what you're going to pay forever. If your support's $100 today, six years from now it's $100. It doesn't fluctuate unless you upgrade it, or change it, etc."
  • "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."
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    Questions from the Community
    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 product does save time for our company.
    Top Answer:My company hasn't tried the version of the solution where we need to pay to use it.
    Top Answer:The tool's most valuable features are data warehousing, speedy recovery, and analytics. Its latest release is cost-effective.
    Top Answer:Pure Storage FlashBlade should improve on more cloud integration.
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    MinIO is an open-source object storage system. It is designed to efficiently store and retrieve unstructured data, such as photos, videos, and backups. MinIO can be used as a standalone object storage server or as part of a larger system, such as a data lake or a private cloud, and can be deployed on-premise, in the cloud, or in a hybrid environment, making it a flexible storage solution for a variety of use cases.

    MinIO’s features include erasure coding, bitrot protection, and checksum validation, which help ensure data integrity and reliability. The solution’s multi-tenancy support makes it ideal for multi-user environments. MinIO’s edge computing tools enable data storage and processing closer to users' locations, reducing latency and improving performance. MinIO can easily scale to accommodate storage and power demands, making it ideal for use in large-scale, data-intensive environments.

    MinIO Benefits and Features:

    MinIO offers several key benefits and features for organizations looking for a scalable and high-performing object storage solution:

    • Scalability: Horizontally scale to increase storage space and processing power as your needs grow.
    • High performance: MinIO’s edge computing and low latency provide fast data access.
    • Seamless integrations: MinIO is compatible with the Amazon S3 API, which enables integration with third-party systems and tools.
    • Data integrity: Security features, such as erasure coding, bitrot protection, and checksum validation, ensure data integrity and reliability.
    • Reduced costs: MinIO is an open-source solution, making it a cost-effective option for organizations looking for a scalable object storage solution.
    • Support: MinIO’s large open-source community of developers and users provides a wide range of resources and an active support network
    • Multi-tenancy: Multi-tenancy support makes MinIO suitable for use in multi-user environments.
    • Easy deployment: MinIO is easy to deploy and can run on a variety of platforms, including on-premise, in the cloud, or in a hybrid environment.
    • Access control: Role-based access control, enabling you to control access to data based on users permissions.
    • Event notifications: Automate workflows based on changes to objects in your storage.
    • Cross-region replication: Duplicate data between different regions for disaster recovery and data backup.
    • Intuitive interface: MinIO’s user-friendly dashboard can be accessed via any browser and can be used to perform multiple object operations including object creation and management.

    Reviews from Real Users

    MinIO stands out among its competitors for a number of reasons. Several major ones are its flexibility, integration options, and performance.

    Süleyman Fazıl Y., a senior software engineer at a tech services company, writes, “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.”

    Rebecca S., CTO at NIASE, says, “MinIO is much improved over the prior solution, updates are simple to apply, and we anticipate that future capacity requirements will be easier to meet. Our customers are using this solution to retrieve tens of thousands of objects (documents and files) per hour, and MinIO seems to be able to keep up with it.”

    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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    ServiceNow, Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport, Dominos, Man AHL
    Top Industries
    Financial Services Firm25%
    Comms Service Provider25%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Educational Organization8%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Financial Services Firm12%
    Manufacturing Company11%
    Financial Services Firm18%
    Manufacturing Company18%
    Energy/Utilities Company12%
    Educational Organization36%
    Computer Software Company9%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Company Size
    Small Business50%
    Midsize Enterprise9%
    Large Enterprise41%
    Small Business23%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise60%
    Small Business26%
    Midsize Enterprise24%
    Large Enterprise50%
    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise41%
    Large Enterprise45%
    Buyer's Guide
    MinIO vs. Pure Storage FlashBlade
    January 2024
    Find out what your peers are saying about MinIO vs. Pure Storage FlashBlade and other solutions. Updated: January 2024.
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    MinIO is ranked 1st in File and Object Storage with 6 reviews while Pure Storage FlashBlade is ranked 6th in File and Object Storage with 7 reviews. MinIO is rated 8.0, while Pure Storage FlashBlade is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of MinIO writes "Has many out-of-the-box features like versioning support and management of roles and permissions ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Pure Storage FlashBlade writes "Immutable snapshots, great performance, and simple and easy replication". MinIO is most compared with Red Hat Ceph Storage, NetApp StorageGRID, Dell ECS, Cloudian HyperStore and SwiftStack, whereas Pure Storage FlashBlade is most compared with Dell PowerScale (Isilon), VAST Data, Pure Storage FlashArray, Red Hat Ceph Storage and Dell ECS. See our MinIO vs. Pure Storage FlashBlade report.

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