Posted On: Aug 15, 2019

You can now launch Amazon EMR clusters with the next generation of Compute Optimized C5 and C5d instances and Memory Optimized R5 and R5d instances from the Amazon EC2 family. These instances are available for EMR clusters with release 5.13.0 and later.  

You can learn more about these instances by visiting Amazon EC2 Instance Types page.

This feature is now available from EMR release 5.13.0 in all supported regions for Amazon EMR, including AWS China (Beijing) Region operated by Sinnet, and AWS China (Ningxia) Region, operated by NWCD.