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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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"Good interface and a good approach to development and testing environments.""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 stability of MinIO is good.""Nice web interface, easy to use, with a low memory footprint.""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.""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 solution has good compatibility with different kinds of storage."

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"The main feature I have found to be product replication.""It is very easy to use, and it is very fast.""The onboarding and integrated monitoring tools are pretty good.""The most valuable features are the Metro clustering, and disaster recovery.""The product is scalable and easy to expand.""The snapshots, replication, and the ability to have immutable blades are the most valuable features. You're putting data snapshots out in those blades, and they cannot be touched. Its performance is great.""The most valuable features of this solution are the rewrite speed and the nonstop services.""What I like best about Pure Storage FlashBlade is its object storage functionality, plus it has fast underlying hardware. Pure Storage FlashBlade is also very stable. I find its stability one of its valuable features."

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"We had minor bugs occasionally.""The developer support could be better.""The only downside I see is that you do not have a complete picture of an object.""There is a lack of good addons to integrate without having to use third-party applications.""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.""Documentation could be improved.""MinIO could use a time patch on it. It could also use better documentation for some languages like Python.""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."

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"There is some room for new features related to authentication and integration with Kubernetes, and other solution using S3 Bucket.""There could be improvements in public cloud integration.""The solution is expensive.""It usually comes down to just what you hit and the value you're getting when you spend the money and license the products. I would always go, "If you want to make things better, lower your price and make your licensing simpler." There's always an opportunity around that.""An area for improvement in Pure Storage FlashBlade is its price. It could be reduced. The technical support for Pure Storage FlashBlade also needs improvement. It used to be good, with more experienced engineers. Nowadays, it isn't, and it takes longer for support to solve problems.""It would be beneficial if the layer could support the S3 protocol and be container ready in the next release.""It would be nice if you could store file-based in the same box with the same technology.""I want efficiency. FlashBlade doesn't have efficiency now."

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  • "This solution is open source so it is free."
  • "MinIO is a free open-source solution."
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  • "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."
  • "I feel that the price could always be lowered."
  • "Pure Storage FlashBlade is a hardware appliance, and it's very expensive if you compare its price with other solutions. You can get the same features and benefits from its competitor, VAST Data, but for half the price of Pure Storage FlashBlade."
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    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.
    Top Answer:The main feature I have found to be product replication.
    Top Answer:The price of this solution could be made more affordable.
    Top Answer: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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    Overview

    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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    Manufacturing Company14%
    Transportation Company14%
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    Computer Software Company21%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Manufacturing Company9%
    Financial Services Firm9%
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    Manufacturing Company13%
    Energy/Utilities Company13%
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    Computer Software Company19%
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    Midsize Enterprise6%
    Large Enterprise47%
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    Buyer's Guide
    MinIO vs. Pure Storage FlashBlade
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about MinIO vs. Pure Storage FlashBlade and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
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    MinIO is ranked 2nd in File and Object Storage with 16 reviews while Pure Storage FlashBlade is ranked 6th in File and Object Storage with 9 reviews. MinIO is rated 8.0, while Pure Storage FlashBlade is rated 8.8. 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 "Immutable snapshots, great performance, and simple and easy replication". MinIO is most compared with Red Hat Ceph Storage, Dell ECS, NetApp StorageGRID, SwiftStack and Linode, whereas Pure Storage FlashBlade is most compared with Pure Storage FlashArray, Qumulo, Red Hat Ceph Storage, VAST Data and Dell PowerScale (Isilon). See our MinIO vs. Pure Storage FlashBlade report.

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