Posted On: Nov 26, 2019

Amazon EMR release 6.0.0 (Beta 2) is now available with Hive 3.1.2, Hadoop 3.2.1, Spark 2.4.4, and Scala 2.12. In this release, Hive LLAP is enabled by default, allowing you to benefit from improved query performance and new features such as materialized views, and workload management. Additionally, Scala has been upgraded, allowing you to start testing your Spark applications with Scala 2.12. 

This EMR release 6.0.0 (Beta 2) is available in the US East (N. Virginia), US West (Oregon), EU (Ireland), and Asia Pacific (Seoul) regions. For the best experience with Hive LLAP, we recommend using instance types larger than 2xlarge. To provide feedback or ask questions about this release, please use our Amazon EMR forum.