UPDATED 11:17 EDT / MAY 04 2023


Simplifying object storage for streamlined data management and cost efficiencies

The data landscape is experiencing massive shifts, with exponential growth and the size of active workloads exploding.

With artificial intelligence gaining popularity as well, innovations the likes we’ve never seen before are occurring right before our eyes. Object storage has become primary storage, with Kubernetes now playing a huge role in orchestrating large workloads.

“With MinIO, you can get high performance, and thanks to AWS, they opened up the whole path for us to build a very high-performance and scalable, data persistency solution for the enterprise and for new technologies such as Kubernetes,” said Ugur Tigil (pictured), technology officer at MinIO Inc. “That’s why we are here on this show in KubeCon.”

Tigil spoke with theCUBE industry analyst Savannah Peterson at the KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe event, during an exclusive broadcast on theCUBE, SiliconANGLE Media’s livestreaming studio. They discussed the lifestyle of the cloud, using cloud-native object storage as primary storage and retaining high performance at larger scales. (* Disclosure below.)

Embracing the next generation of data

MinIO provides S3 storage functionality with the benefits of being an open-source, highly scalable platform. The company utilizes erasure coding, where the data is segmented into fragments, introducing resiliency and redundancy, and lowering the chance of data corruption.

“Storage is complex if it’s not done correctly. MinIO focuses on simplicity,” Tigil said. “We have only done S3 protocol, S3 APIs and full stack solutions for enterprises. That’s why we are easy. That’s why we need a lot less — we are very focused.”

As the data landscape shifts, one of the biggest newer players in big data is ChatGPT, an artificial intelligence/machine learning-based chatbot. ChatGPT is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to training AI/ML workloads with large datasets, according to Tigil.

“We are working with one of the competitors of ChatGPT, which is testing on MinIO trying to get a big dataset right on as fast as possible to the server side,” he said. “The game is to get those datasets and get the checkpoints and data pipeline up to the storage system as fast as possible.”

Here’s the complete video interview, part of SiliconANGLE’s and theCUBE’s coverage of the KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe event:

(* Disclosure: MinIO Inc. sponsored this segment of theCUBE. Neither MinIO nor other sponsors have editorial control over content on theCUBE or SiliconANGLE.)

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