Posted On: Apr 9, 2013

We are thrilled to announce that Amazon EMR is now available in the AWS GovCloud (US) Region!

Amazon Elastic MapReduce (Amazon EMR) is a web service that makes it easy to process or analyze vast amounts of data using Hadoop in the AWS cloud. Using Amazon EMR, you can instantly provision as much or as little capacity as you like to perform data-intensive tasks without having to worry about time-consuming set-up, management or tuning of Hadoop clusters.

The AWS GovCloud (US) Region was built with Government customers in mind. AWS GovCloud (US) is an isolated AWS Region designed to allow US government agencies and customers to move more sensitive workloads into the cloud by addressing their specific regulatory and compliance requirements.

The AWS GovCloud (US) Region adheres to U.S. International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) requirements. You can run workloads, including all categories of Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) and government oriented publically available data, in the AWS GovCloud (US) Region. Depending on your requirements, you can also run unclassified workloads in the AWS GovCloud (US) region to utilize the unique capabilities of this region.

Join us for our weekly AWS GovCloud (US) Region Office Hours on April 16th, 1:00 – 3:00 PM EST which will feature a guest speaker from the Amazon EMR team. Also, register now for the Intro to AWS GovCloud (US) Region webinar on May 15, 1:30 – 2:30 PM EST.

To learn more, please visit our AWS GovCloud (US) home page, read about our Public Sector case studies, and contact us to get started!