Amazon Elastic MapReduce Now Supports Hive 0.8.1
We are excited to announce the availability of Hive 0.8.1 on Amazon Elastic MapReduce. This introduces a number of important new features to Hive such as binary and timestamp data types, export/import functionality, a plug-in developer kit, support for per partition SerDes, and the ability to debug Hive remotely. For more information, please visit the Hive Version Details
page in the EMR Developer Guide.