MinIO is the world's fastest object storage server. With READ/WRITE speeds of 183 GB/s and 171 GB/s on standard hardware, object storage can operate as the primary storage tier for a diverse set of workloads ranging from Spark, Presto, TensorFlow, H2O.ai as well as a replacement for Hadoop HDFS.
MinIO leverages the hard won knowledge of the web scalers to bring a simple scaling model to object storage. At MinIO, scaling starts with a single cluster which can be federated with other MinIO clusters to create a global namespace, spanning multiple data centers if needed. It is one of the reasons that more than half the Fortune 500 runs MinIO.
MinIO was built from scratch in the last four years and is native to the technologies and architectures that define the cloud. These include containerization, orchestration with Kubernetes, microservices and multi-tenancy. No other object store is more Kubernetes-friendly.
MinIO is 100% open source under the Apache V2 license and Affero General Public License Version 3 (AGPLv3). This means that MinIO’s customers are free from lock in, free to inspect, free to innovate, free to modify and free to redistribute. The diversity of its deployments have hardened the software in ways that proprietary software can never offer.
Amazon’s S3 API is the defacto standard in the object storage world. MinIO is the defacto standard for S3 compatibility and was one of the first to adopt the API and the first to add support for S3 Select. More than 750 organizations, including Microsoft Azure, use MinIO’s S3 Gateway - more than the rest of the industry combined.
Minimalism is a guiding design principle at MinIO. Simplicity reduces opportunities for errors, improves uptime, delivers reliability while serving as the foundation for performance. MinIO can be installed and configured within minutes. The amount of configuration options and variations are kept to a minimum which results in near-zero system administration tasks and fewer paths to failures.
While MinIO is 100% Open Source, there are organizations who prefer the benefits of commercial license. A commercial license comes with access to the SUBNET support experience which includes current and all future versions of the product(s), as well as the different flavors and packages and 24/7/365, direct-to-engineer support.Learn more on our pricing page
MinIO production deployments cover the entire globe. As the most starred and downloaded object storage server in the industry, its influence is growing daily - powered by an extraordinary community of contributors and evangelists.