MinIO is an enterprise-grade object storage solution with the promise of simplicity, reliability, high performance, and scalability. Its cloud-native architecture allows you to work with data-intensive workloads without compromising speed and performance.
With the resources and tools to build modern, production-ready, data-driven applications, MinIO stands out as the fastest-growing object storage system out there.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is MinIO used for?
MinIO is a unstructured object storage that enables developers to send data from Databases & Object Storage.
Is it hard to set up MinIO?
Difficulty can vary based on your data structure, data cleanliness and required destinations. Many users choose to simplify implementation by sending data through secure unstructured object storage integration tools like RudderStack.
How much does it cost to integrate MinIO with RudderStack?
Pricing for MinIO can vary depending on your use case and data volume. RudderStack offers transparent, volume-based event pricing. See RudderStack's pricing.
What is MinIO?
MinIO is a Kubernetes-native object storage service that focuses on scalability and high performance. It is highly resilient and protects your data against hardware failures and corruption. With MinIO, it is possible to build a high-performance cloud-native data infrastructure that is capable of handling large volumes of machine learning, analytics, and application data workloads. MinIO is completely open-source, and is compatible with Amazon S3 API.
How does MinIO work?
MinIO is essentially an object storage service, meaning data and the associated metadata are written together as objects. This eliminates the need for a separate database for storing metadata. In addition to storing the data securely and reliably, MinIO also supports encryption and strictly consistent operations.
What is MinIO in distributed mode?
In a distributed mode, you can use MinIO on different machines and pool multiple drives into a single object storage server. Because these drives are distributed across multiple nodes, a distributed version of MinIO can handle multiple node failures and still ensure complete data protection.
Does MinIO need Docker to be deployed?
You can easily use MinIO as a Docker container or as a standalone binary distribution on platforms such as Windows, Mac, and Linux. You can deploy a distributed version of MinIO via Docker Compose or Swarm. While Docker Compose creates a single host, multi-container deployment, Swarm is used to create a multi-host, multi-container deployment. In short, you can quickly get started with Docker Compose when it comes to using a distributed version of MinIO. It is also ideal for testing and staging environments. On the other hand, deploying a distributed version of MinIO on Swarm gives your better control and a robust deployment in production.