Accessing S3 with FUSE – Jacob Tomlinson, Informatics Lab

Jacob Tomlinson

My data lives in an object store, but my tools expect a POSIX file path, what do I do? In the Informatics Lab we have been experimenting with using FUSE filesystems on a distributed compute cluster to provide parallel access to files on AWS S3. We have also created a library called pysssix which provides a slim and intentionally minimal access to S3 for fast data access.