Amazon EFS vs Amazon S3: What are the differences?
Developers describe Amazon EFS as "Simple, scalable, and reliable file storage for the AWS Cloud". Amazon EFS is easy to use and offers a simple interface that allows you to create and configure file systems quickly and easily. With Amazon EFS, storage capacity is elastic, growing and shrinking automatically as you add and remove files. On the other hand, Amazon S3 is detailed as "Store and retrieve any amount of data, at any time, from anywhere on the web". 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.
Amazon EFS and Amazon S3 are primarily classified as "Cloud File Storage" and "Cloud Storage" tools respectively.
According to the StackShare community, Amazon S3 has a broader approval, being mentioned in 3235 company stacks & 1616 developers stacks; compared to Amazon EFS, which is listed in 12 company stacks and 4 developer stacks.