What is Minio?
Minio is an object storage server released under Apache License v2.0. It is compatible with Amazon S3 cloud storage service. It is best suited for storing unstructured data such as photos, videos, log files, backups and container / VM images. Size of an object can range from a few KBs to a maximum of 5TB.
Data processing platforms like Spark, Presto, Hive, and Flink can analyze data with SQL select queries without downloading the entire object. It supports Parquet, JSON and CSV formats, as well as zipped and encrypted objects.
Federation combines an unlimited number of MinIO instances to form a unified global namespace.
Erasure Code & Bitrot Protection
MinIO’s advanced capabilities in erasure code and bitrot detection mean that you can lose up to half the servers, and half the drives, and continue to serve data. Data protection code is accelerated using SIMD instructions on x64 and ARM CPUs.