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Google Cloud Storage vs Minio: What are the differences?

What is Google Cloud Storage? Durable and highly available object storage service. Google Cloud Storage allows world-wide storing and retrieval of any amount of data and at any time. It provides a simple programming interface which enables developers to take advantage of Google's own reliable and fast networking infrastructure to perform data operations in a secure and cost effective manner. If expansion needs arise, developers can benefit from the scalability provided by Google's infrastructure.

What is Minio? AWS S3 open source alternative written in Go. Minio is an object storage server compatible with Amazon S3 and licensed under Apache 2.0 License.

Google Cloud Storage and Minio can be categorized as "Cloud Storage" tools.

Minio is an open source tool with 16.9K GitHub stars and 1.59K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Minio's open source repository on GitHub.

Evernote, Bugsnag, and Wix are some of the popular companies that use Google Cloud Storage, whereas Minio is used by AgFlow, codebeat, and Minio. Google Cloud Storage has a broader approval, being mentioned in 183 company stacks & 79 developers stacks; compared to Minio, which is listed in 19 company stacks and 12 developer stacks.

Decisions about Google Cloud Storage and Minio

Minio is a free and open source object storage system. It can be self-hosted and is S3 compatible. During the early stage it would save cost and allow us to move to a different object storage when we scale up. It is also fast and easy to set up. This is very useful during development since it can be run on localhost.

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We choose Backblaze B2 because it makes more sense for storing static assets.

We admire Backblaze's customer service & transparency, plus, we trust them to maintain fair business practices - including not raising prices in the future.

Lower storage costs means we can keep more data for longer, and lower bandwidth means cache misses don't cost a ton.

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Gabriel Pa

We offer our customer HIPAA compliant storage. After analyzing the market, we decided to go with Google Storage. The Nodejs API is ok, still not ES6 and can be very confusing to use. For each new customer, we created a different bucket so they can have individual data and not have to worry about data loss. After 1000+ customers we started seeing many problems with the creation of new buckets, with saving or retrieving a new file. Many false positive: the Promise returned ok, but in reality, it failed.

That's why we switched to S3 that just works.

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Pros of Google Cloud Storage
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    Scalable
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    Cheap
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    Reliable
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    Easy
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    Chealp
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    More praticlal and easy
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    Store and Serve Resumes & Job Description PDF, Backups
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    S3 Compatible
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    Simple
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    Open Source
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    Encryption and Tamper-Proof
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    Private Cloud Storage
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    Pluggable Storage Backend
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    Data Protection
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    Highly Available
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    Scalable
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    Lambda Compute
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    Performance

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Cons of Google Cloud Storage
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      Deletion of huge buckets is not possible

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    What is Google Cloud Storage?

    Google Cloud Storage allows world-wide storing and retrieval of any amount of data and at any time. It provides a simple programming interface which enables developers to take advantage of Google's own reliable and fast networking infrastructure to perform data operations in a secure and cost effective manner. If expansion needs arise, developers can benefit from the scalability provided by Google's infrastructure.

    What is Minio?

    Minio is an object storage server compatible with Amazon S3 and licensed under Apache 2.0 License

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    What are some alternatives to Google Cloud Storage and Minio?
    Google Drive
    Keep photos, stories, designs, drawings, recordings, videos, and more. Your first 15 GB of storage are free with a Google Account. Your files in Drive can be reached from any smartphone, tablet, or computer.
    Firebase
    Firebase is a cloud service designed to power real-time, collaborative applications. Simply add the Firebase library to your application to gain access to a shared data structure; any changes you make to that data are automatically synchronized with the Firebase cloud and with other clients within milliseconds.
    Amazon Glacier
    In order to keep costs low, Amazon Glacier is optimized for data that is infrequently accessed and for which retrieval times of several hours are suitable. With Amazon Glacier, customers can reliably store large or small amounts of data for as little as $0.01 per gigabyte per month, a significant savings compared to on-premises solutions.
    Amazon S3
    Amazon Simple Storage Service provides a fully redundant data storage infrastructure for storing and retrieving any amount of data, at any time, from anywhere on the web
    DigitalOcean Spaces
    DigitalOcean Spaces are designed to make it easy and cost effective to store and serve massive amounts of data. Spaces are ideal for storing static, unstructured data like audio, video, and images as well as large amounts of text.
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