Jonathan Symonds
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Corporate marketing at MinIO
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Why Cassandra is a poor choice for an object storage metadata database

Posted on January 24, 2021 at 7:30am 0 Comments

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…


The Impact of Small Objects on Data Storage

Posted on December 23, 2020 at 1:55pm 0 Comments

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 systems were designed for large objects that were infrequently accessed. With today’s…


Hardware Appliances vs. Software Defined Storage

Posted on October 2, 2020 at 1:37pm 2 Comments

Everybody claims to be a software company these days. From the nearly decade old pronouncement by Marc Andressen that “Software Is Eating the World” to the push from Wall Street to produce recurring software revenue; the pressure is on to claim - at least - that you are a software company.

This is obviously problematic for appliance vendors. Try as they might, it does not take much…


Impact of Intel vs. ARM CPU Performance for Object Storage

Posted on June 23, 2020 at 10:00am 0 Comments

By Frank Wessels

The recent announcement from AWS about the general availability of their new ARM-powered Graviton2 servers caused us to take another look at the performance of these ARM servers. In this blog post we describe the results which you may find surprising.


MinIO is an Apache licensed, open source S3-compatible object storage server with a particular focus on high…


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