Posted On: Oct 5, 2017

You can now use Apache Livy (0.4) and new versions of Hue (4.0.1), Presto (0.184), Flink (1.3.2) and Apache Pig (0.17) on Amazon EMR release 5.9.0. Apache Livy is an application that enables you to submit, interact with, and manage Apache Spark applications over a REST interface. Hue 4.0.1 includes a redesigned interface and new SQL editor, interactive Spark notebook, and an improved job browser UI. Also, Apache Spark on release 5.9.0 now uses SSL instead of 3DES for in-transit encryption for the block transfer service, giving performance enhancements when using Amazon EC2 instance types with AES-NI. Additionally, we have added several enhancements to Spark to improve resilience and performance during Auto Scaling.

You can create an Amazon EMR cluster with release 5.9.0 by choosing release label “emr-5.9.0” from the AWS Management Console, AWS CLI, or SDK. You can select Livy, Hue, Presto, and Pig to install these applications on your cluster. Please visit the Amazon EMR documentation for more information about release 5.9.0, Livy 0.4, Hue 4.0.1, Presto 0.184, Flink 1.3.2, Pig 0.17, and Spark encryption.

Amazon EMR release 5.9.0 is available in all supported regions for Amazon EMR.