Using S3 for index storage

Hi,

Is there any work being done on using S3 for index storage? It’s replicated and cheap compared to local storage or AWS EBS for example. Loki and ChaosSearch both take pride in being able to store data to S3 and search/scan/retrieve them, thus making these tools cheaper than ES. Interestingly, neither solution makes any comparisons to search speed, as far as I am aware.

Elastic has this: https://www.elastic.co/guide/en/elasticsearch/reference/7.10/data-tiers.html

Is the Open Distro for ES community considering the use of S3 for storage?

Thanks,
Otis

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