Data Stores, Object Stores and the Inevitable Decline of SAN/NAS

Data Stores, Object Stores and the Inevitable Decline of SAN/NAS

Traditionally, the design, acquisition and deployment of storage required specialized skills and the ability to manage a fair amount of complexity to do successfully. Modern object storage has changed that. This is particularly poignant today - where the purchase of SAN and NAS appliances often take months, or longer, to complete. This stands in stark contrast to software defined object

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Building Sustainable Companies - A Guide for Open Source Startups

Building Sustainable Companies - A Guide for Open Source Startups

Recently, MinIO achieved a major milestone, passing the one billion docker downloads mark. Almost simultaneously, MinIO notched its 20,000th member of its public Slack community and its 35,000th GitHub Stargazers - putting the company in the top 250 repositories on the site (out of 28 million repositories). There are some that will say that those are vanity metrics,

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Architect’s Guide to Data Privacy Compliance Using OSS

Architect’s Guide to Data Privacy Compliance Using OSS

The lack of a clear data regulation creates a nightmare scenario for CIO’s who are left guessing how and when to treat consumer data with what level of care. Forward looking organizations should prepare for inevitable regulations by ensuring that enterprise data systems are designed to reduce data exposure, identify encryption gaps and track/manage sensitive data in a

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Deprecation of the MinIO gateway

MinIO is deprecating the gateway and will be completely removed in six months. This should not come as a surprise, we began informing the community in 2020 and have steadily removed unpopular gateways. In the last ten months, MinIO has only made bug fixes. The community can continue to use older versions of MinIO past that date. We also encourage

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From Open Source to Free and Open Source, MinIO is now fully licensed under GNU AGPLv3

From Open Source to Free and Open Source, MinIO is now fully licensed under GNU AGPLv3

With RELEASE.2021-05-11T23-27-41Z MinIO has completed its transition to the GNU Affero General Public License v3.0 (GNU AGPL v3) license, meaning that the server, client and gateway will also be licensed under GNU AGPL v3. You can read more about the license from Free Software Foundation and the Open Source Initiative. The client SDKs will remain under Apache v2

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Why Should I Pay for Free Software?

Why Should I Pay for Free Software?

By introducing the ability to subscribe to our software online we obviously invite the question: “why should I pay for free software?” There are two conditions and three reasons: The conditions under which you should pay for free software: MinIO is the primary storage system for your organization (e.g. production)The data stored in MinIO is a critical part

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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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Scalable Genomics Data Processing Pipeline with Alluxio, Apache Mesos, and MinIO

This is a guest blog from our friends at Guardant Health. Guardant Health is the world leader in comprehensive liquid biopsy. Oncologists order our blood test to help determine if their advanced cancer patients are eligible for certain drugs that target specific genomic alterations in tumour DNA. Each test produces huge amounts of genomic data that we process into easily

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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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