Amazon EMR release 5.4.0 and support for R4 instances now available

Posted on: Mar 8, 2017

You can now use upgraded versions of Apache HBase (1.3.0), Presto (0.166), Apache Zeppelin (0.7.0), Apache Phoenix (4.9.0), and Apache Flink (1.2.0) on Amazon EMR release 5.4.0. These new versions of supported applications have various improvements and bug fixes. Additionally, you can now create Amazon EMR clusters with R4 instances, the next generation of Amazon EC2 Memory Optimized instances. Amazon EMR has also expanded support for M4 (General Purpose) and C4 (Compute Optimized) instances to AWS GovCloud.

You can create an Amazon EMR cluster with release 5.4.0 by choosing release label “emr-5.4.0” from the AWS Management Console, AWS CLI, or SDK. You can specify HBase, Presto, Zeppelin, Phoenix, and Flink to install these applications on your cluster. Please visit the Amazon EMR documentation for more information about release 5.4.0, HBase 1.3.0, Presto 0.166, Zeppelin 0.7.0, Phoenix 4.9.0, and Flink 1.2.0.