Bye bye s3fs-fuse, hello S3 Mountpoint

AWS EC2 + S3

AWS recently released Mount point for S3 into general availability. The TL;DR is the ability to mount an S3 bucket as a Linux volume. In the past this would require a third party tool such as , which I have used very successfully in the past. Now the functionality no longer requires a community tool.

That being said… we should generally avoid using S3 as an file storage service. It is designed and operated as a HA object store. It is better to pull data out of the bucket and onto an instance ephemeral storage and interact with it there.

What are your thoughts about AWS taking areas of tooling the community has already solved?