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Five Strata Takeaways

Five Strata Takeaways

With another Strata in the rearview mirror, it is time to reflect on what we saw and heard during the week. Strata is clearly a data science show at this point but data science is broad topic. Our perspective, as a provider of high performance object storage, is framed accordingly and we focus on the data stack more than we

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Hadoop HDFS's Logical Successor

Hadoop HDFS's Logical Successor

The demise of Hadoop is probably overblown. It will not suddenly disappear from the enterprise landscape - there are simply too many clients, too much sunk investment for it to vanish into the night. What is not overblown is the fact that Hadoop, like countless technologies before it, is in secular, irreversible decline. There are a number of reasons but

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Re-Imagining Support: From Slack to SUBNET

Re-Imagining Support: From Slack to SUBNET

We approach things differently here at MinIO. When we started in 2014, we questioned everything about the object storage market as we built our product - thinking more like a data company than a storage company. We did it from scratch, using engineering first principles, an extraordinary attention to detail and a relentless pursuit of simplicity. We paid careful attention

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Open Source = Bombproof

Open Source = Bombproof

Software isn't usually described as bombproof. Particularly the type of software that is responsible for large analytic jobs or machine learning workloads. The words “finicky”, “complex” or in the case of good marketing “professional grade” (meaning you need years of study and multiple certifications) are more common. Bombproof software, however, is one of the many benefits associated with active open

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ToolsLib switches to MinIO for scale and performance

ToolsLib recently switched to a brand new dashboard. However, behind the scenes, there was another switch happening. We used block based filesystem for underlying storage. However, as we grew, the filesystem was proving difficult to scale. So, we were looking to move from block based storage to an object store system, when we found MinIO. After initial analysis, MinIO looked

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