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The Scalability Myth

The Scalability Myth

Lots of object storage companies like to talk about scalability while tossing around terms like exabytes and “infinite.” Unfortunately, many of the terms used to describe scalability make grandiose and misleading promises that don’t help enterprises build an effective storage platform. Claims made around the simplest use case,  static archival data, aren’t translatable to the entirety of use

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Why MinIO Wins the Hybrid Cloud

Why MinIO Wins the Hybrid Cloud

We just wrapped Storage Field Day 2021 and during our session we generated a particular amount of interest around our hybrid strategy. At the end, we were a little compressed on time, but the message resonated and was the primary subject of the breakout room discussion with the delegates after the cameras stopped rolling. To say the hybrid cloud is

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The Trouble With Cassandra: Why It's a Poor Choice For a Metadata Database for Object Stores

The Trouble With Cassandra: Why It's a Poor Choice For a Metadata Database for Object Stores

Cassandra is a popular, tried-and-true NoSQL database that supports key-value wide-column tables. Like any powerful tool, Cassandra has its ideal use cases - in particular, Cassandra excels at supporting write-heavy workloads, while having limitations when supporting read-heavy workloads. Cassandra's eventual consistency model and lack of transactions, multi-table support like joins, subqueries can also limit its usefulness. However, using Cassandra as

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Why Small Objects Are Such a Big Deal

Why Small Objects Are Such a Big Deal

Over the last decade or so, object storage use cases have evolved considerably as they replace traditional file and block use cases. Specifically the need to work with small data objects is becoming commonplace. Yes, there’s still plenty of large objects but small objects are becoming more prevalent than large for specific workloads and application environments. Traditional object storage

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