Amazon EMR now provides up to 30% lower cost and up to 15% improved performance for Spark workloads on Graviton2-based instances

Posted on: Dec 4, 2020

Amazon EMR now supports Amazon EC2, C6g and R6g instances with EMR Versions 6.1.0, 5.31.0 and later and M6g instance types with EMR version 5.30.0 and 6.1.0. These instances are powered by AWS Graviton2 processors that are custom designed by AWS utilizing 64-bit ArmNeoverse cores to deliver the best price performance for cloud workloads running in Amazon EC2. Please read our blog for more information.

On Graviton2 instances, Amazon EMR runtime for Apache Spark provides an additional cost savings of up to 30%,and improved performance of up to 15% relative to equivalent previous generation instances. Additionally, TPC-DS3 TB benchmark queries run up to 32 times faster using Amazon EMR runtime for Apache Spark.

Amazon EMR support for Amazon EC2 C6g and R6g instances is now Generally Available on EMR Versions 6.1.0 and 5.31.0 and above and M6g instance types on EMR version 5.30.0 and 6.1.0 in the following regions: US West (Oregon), US East (Ohio), Europe (Ireland), Asia Pacific(Mumbai), US West (N. California), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), Europe (Frankfurt), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific(Sydney) and US East (N. Virginia). Here is a link to the overall Regional Availability of Amazon EMR. For Amazon EMR pricing, visit the Amazon EMR pricing page. For documentation, visit Supported Instance Types, the Hadoop Daemon Configuration Settings, and Task Configuration.