Does S3 Strong Consistency mean it is safe to use S3 as a checkpointing location for Spark Structured Streaming applications?

Solution 1:

not really. you get consistency of list and updates, but rename is still mocked with copy and delete...and I think the standard checkpoint algorithm depends on it.

hadoop 3.3.1 added a new API, Abortable to aid with a custom S3 stream checkpoint committer -the idea os that the checkpointer woudl write sstraight to the destination, but abort the write when aborting the checkpoint. a normal close() would finish the write and manifest the file. see

AFAIK nobody has done the actual committer. opportunity for you to contribute there...