Posted On: Apr 5, 2021

Amazon EMR now supports Amazon EC2 M6g, C6g and R6g instances with EMR Versions 6.1.0, 5.31.0 and later. These instances are powered by Amazon Web Services Graviton2 processors that are custom designed by Amazon Web Services utilizing 64-bit ArmNeoverse cores to deliver the best price performance for cloud workloads running in Amazon EC2. Please read our blog for more information.

On Graviton2 instances, Amazon EMR runtime for Apache Spark provides an additional cost savings of up to 30%, and improved performance of up to 15% relative to equivalent previous generation instances. Additionally, TPC-DS3 TB benchmark queries run up to 32 times faster using Amazon EMR runtime for Apache Spark.

Amazon EMR support for Amazon EC2 C6g, R6g, and M6g instances is available in Amazon Web Services China (Beijing) Region, operated by Sinnet and Amazon Web Services China (Ningxia) Region, operated by NWCD. For Amazon EMR pricing, visit the Amazon EMR pricing page. For documentation, visit Supported Instance Types, the Hadoop Daemon Configuration Settings, and Task Configuration.