Posted On: Apr 1, 2021

Amazon EMR now supports Amazon EC2 M6g, C6g and R6g instances with EMR Versions 6.1.0, 5.31.0 and later in AWS GovCloud (US) Regions. 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, R6g and M6g instances is now Generally Available on EMR Versions 6.1.0and 5.3.10 and above in AWS GovCloud (US) Regions. For Amazon EMR pricing, visit the Amazon EMR pricing page. For documentation, visit Supported Instance Types, the Hadoop Daemon Configuration Settings, and Task Configuration.

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.