Posted On: Aug 2, 2013

We are pleased to announce that Amazon Elastic MapReduce (EMR) now supports Hive 0.11.0 and Pig 0.11.1. By default EMR uses the latest version of Hive and Pig available. To specify an older version of Hive or Pig, you can use the --hive-versions or --pig-versions command line options.

These new versions of Hive and Pig provide performance improvements and offer multiple new features including new operators and data types as well as bug fixes.

To learn more about these updates, or for more information on Hive or Pig, please see the Hive or Pig sections of the Amazon EMR documentation.