MinIO vs Red Hat Ceph Storage comparison

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We performed a comparison between MinIO and Red Hat Ceph Storage 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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Question: How does Red Hat Ceph Storage compare with MiniO?
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 replacement of failed hard drives, and easy replacement of scaled-out nodes. Red Hat Ceph continues working even when there are failures. We experienced some stability issues when we went beyond the default factor, which is 3. We found that the rebalancing and recovery processes can be a bit slow. Red Hat Ceph can be pretty complex to deploy and has a very big learning curve. MinIO is software-defined, runs in industry-standard hardware, and is an open-source solution. The retrieval of objects with MinIO is significantly better than many of the other solutions we considered. We found deployment to be very simple and even with numerous updates, MinIO ran seamlessly - we experienced no downtime. MinIO is amazing with regard to processing speed, volume, and accessibility to data. It can store large amounts of data, and you can retrieve, load, and transform the data quickly. MinIO offers both a browser interface and a command interface, which we found very useful. MinIO is lacking in a few documentation and monitoring tools that other solutions provide, though. It would be a better and more flexible solution if you could use an uneven disk structure. It would also be great to include some sort of graphical representation of data, like size and data type. Conclusion: We were looking for a high-performance object storage system that would work well with enterprise systems. We found that MinIO offered the stability and scalability in addition to the ability to deploy on-premise, in the cloud, or hybrid options most suitable for our needs.
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"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.""It performs efficiently compared to other solutions.""The most valuable feature of MinIO is its ease of use, replication, and active directory. All the capabilities are in this solution.""Nice web interface, easy to use, with a low memory footprint.""The product does save time for our company.""Saves a lot of time in generating and managing documents.""Reliable erasure coding.""The initial setup was straightforward as MinIO provided good support documentation and took a couple of days to complete."

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"I like the distributed and self-healing nature of the product.""Most of the features are beneficial and one does not stand out above the rest.""The solution is pretty stable.""We have not encountered any stability issues for the product.""We use the solution for cloud storage.""Red Hat Ceph Storage is a reliable solution, it works well.""It's a very performance-intensive, brilliant storage system, and I always recommend it to customers based on its benefits, performance, and scalability.""The most valuable feature is the stability of the product."

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"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.""The product's initial setup phase is complex.""Its reverse proxy features could be better.""Limited storage provided in the free version.""There is a lack of good addons to integrate without having to use third-party applications.""The documentation of the solution should improve.""The developer support could be better.""The tool’s pricing needs to improve. We also encountered challenges while deploying the tool in Kubernetes. The documentation also was not too great. We have currently deployed the solution in a stand-alone fashion."

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"It takes some time to re-balance the storage in case of server failure.""If you use for any other solution like other Kubernetes solutions, it's not very suitable.""We have encountered slight integration issues.""It would be nice to have a notification feature whenever an important action is completed.""It took me a long time to get the storage drivers for the communication with Kubernetes up and running. The documentation could improve it is lacking information. I'm not sure if this is a Ceph problem or if Ceph should address this, but it was something I ran into. Additionally, there is a performance issue I am having that I am looking into, but overall I am satisfied with the performance.""The product lacks RDMA support for inter-OSD communication.""What could be improved in Red Hat Ceph Storage is its user interface or GUI.""The storage capacity of the solution can be improved."

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  • "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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  • "The price of this product isn't high."
  • "The price of Red Hat Ceph Storage is reasonable."
  • "The operational overhead is higher compared to Azure because we own the hardware."
  • "I rate the product’s pricing an eight out of ten."
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    Top Answer:It performs efficiently compared to other solutions.
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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.”

    Red Hat Ceph Storage is an enterprise open source platform that provides unified software-defined storage on standard, economical servers and disks. With block, object, and file storage combined into one platform, Red Hat Ceph Storage efficiently and automatically manages all your data.
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    Top Industries
    Financial Services Firm27%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Educational Organization9%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Financial Services Firm12%
    Manufacturing Company11%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Manufacturing Company10%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Company Size
    Small Business48%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise43%
    Small Business23%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise60%
    Small Business36%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise48%
    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise62%
    Buyer's Guide
    MinIO vs. Red Hat Ceph Storage
    September 2023
    Find out what your peers are saying about MinIO vs. Red Hat Ceph Storage and other solutions. Updated: September 2023.
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    MinIO is ranked 1st in File and Object Storage with 12 reviews while Red Hat Ceph Storage is ranked 3rd in File and Object Storage with 9 reviews. MinIO is rated 8.0, while Red Hat Ceph Storage is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of MinIO writes "Has good container installation features". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Red Hat Ceph Storage writes "Flexible and good for storage but can be complex to set up". MinIO is most compared with Pure Storage FlashBlade, Dell ECS, NetApp StorageGRID, Cloudian HyperStore and SwiftStack, whereas Red Hat Ceph Storage is most compared with VMware vSAN, Portworx Enterprise, Dell ECS, Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure (NCI) and IBM Spectrum Scale. See our MinIO vs. Red Hat Ceph Storage report.

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