Posted On: Apr 29, 2020

You can now use Amazon EMR with Amazon EC2 Spot Instances to reduce the cost of your big data workloads in AWS GovCloud (US) Regions.  

Using Amazon EMR with Amazon EC2 Spot Instances allow you to take advantage of unused EC2 capacity in the AWS cloud for up to 90% off On-Demand pricing. This allows you to reduce the cost of existing jobs and provide more compute capacity for those jobs that need it, reducing their execution time and overall cost. You can also use EC2 Spot Instances with the Amazon EMR automatic scaling feature, allowing you to dynamically scale your cluster in and out based on cluster usage or other job-related metrics. 

To get started with Amazon EC2 Spot Instances and Amazon EMR, refer to our 10-Minute tutorial, AWS Online Tech Talk, or workshop. For more details, refer to our management guide.

AWS GovCloud (US) is Amazon's isolated cloud infrastructure and services designed to address specific regulatory and compliance requirements of US Government agencies, as well as contractors, educational institutions, and other US customers that run sensitive workloads in the cloud. Visit AWS GovCloud (US) homepage to learn more about these regions.