Amazon EMR on Amazon EC2

This pricing is for Amazon EMR applications running on Amazon EMR clusters with Amazon EC2 instances.


The Amazon EMR price is added to the Amazon EC2 price (the price for the underlying servers) and Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS) price (if attaching Amazon EBS volumes). These are also billed per-second, with a one-minute minimum. There are a variety of EC2 pricing options you can choose from, including On Demand (shown below), one-year and three-year Reserved Instances, Capacity Savings Plans, and Spot instances. Spot Instances are spare EC2 capacity available at up to a 90% discount compared to On-Demand prices. See Spot Instance price savings vs On Demand by filtering for “Instance types supported by EMR” on the Spot Instance Advisor page.

Amazon EMR on Amazon EKS

This pricing is for Amazon EMR on Amazon EKS clusters.

The Amazon EMR price is added to the Amazon EKS pricing or any other services used with EKS. You can run EKS on AWS using either EC2 or AWS Fargate. If you are using EC2 (including with EKS managed node groups), you pay for AWS resources (e.g., EC2 instances or EBS volumes) you create to run your Kubernetes worker nodes. See detailed pricing information on the EC2 pricing page. If you are using AWS Fargate, pricing is calculated based on the vCPU and memory resources used from the time you start to download your container image until the EKS pod terminates, rounded up to the nearest second. A minimum charge of one minute applies. See detailed pricing information on the AWS Fargate pricing page.

Amazon EMR pricing on Amazon EKS is calculated based on the vCPU and memory resources used from the time you start to download your EMR application image until the EKS Pod terminates, rounded up to the nearest second. Pricing is based on requested vCPU and memory resources for the Task or Pod.

  Price
per vCPU per hour $0.01012
per GB per hour $0.00111125

Amazon EMR on AWS Outposts

Amazon EMR on AWS Outposts pricing is the same as cloud-based instances of EMR. Please refer to the AWS Outposts pricing page for details on AWS Outposts pricing.

Pricing Examples

Example 1:

Pricing based on US-East-1 pricing.

Suppose you run an Amazon EMR application deployed on Amazon EC2, and that you use one c4.2xlarge EC2 instance as your master node and two c4.2xlarge EC2 instances as core nodes. You will be charged for both EMR and for the EC2 nodes. If you run for one month, with 100% utilization during that month, and use on-demand pricing for EC2, your charges will be:

Master node:

EMR charges = 1 instance x 0.105 USD hourly x (100 / 100 utilized/month) x 730 hours in a month = 76.65 USD (EMR master node cost)EC2 charges = 1 instance x 0.398 USD hourly x 730 hours in a month = 290.54 USD (EC2 master node cost)

Core nodes:

EMR charges = 2 instance x 0.105 USD hourly x (100 / 100 utilized/month) x 730 hours in a month = 153.30 USD (EMR core node cost)

EC2 charges = 2 instance x 0.398 USD hourly x 730 hours in a month = 581.08 USD (EC2 core node cost)

Total charges = 76.65 USD + 290.54 USD + 153.30 USD + 581.08 USD = 1101.57 USD

Example 2:

Pricing based on US-East-1 pricing.

Suppose you are running an Amazon EMR-Spark application deployed on Amazon EKS. In this case, EKS gets its compute capacity using r5.2xlarge EC2 instances (8 vCPU, 64 GB RAM). Let’s assume that the EKS cluster has 100 nodes, totaling 800 vCPU, and 6400 GB of total memory. Let’s assume that that application utilizes 100 VCPUs and 300 GB of memory for 30 minutes.

Total Amazon EMR uplift charges for the job:

Total Uplift on vCPU = (100 * $0.01012 * 0.5) = (number of vCPU * per vCPU-hours rate * job runtime in hour) = $0.506       

Total Uplift on memory = ( 300 * $0.00111125 *0.5) = (amount of memory used * per GB-hours rate * job runtime in hour) = $0.1667       

Total EMR Uplift for the EMR job = $0.6727

Additional Costs

You pay $0.10 per hour for each Amazon EKS cluster that you create. You can use a single Amazon EKS cluster to run multiple applications by taking advantage of Kubernetes namespaces and IAM security policies. You can run EKS on AWS using either Amazon EC2 or AWS Fargate.

If you are using Amazon EC2 (including with Amazon EKS managed node groups), you pay for AWS resources (e.g. EC2 instances or Amazon EBS volumes) you create to run your Kubernetes worker nodes. You only pay for what you use, as you use it. There are no minimum fees and no upfront commitments. See detailed pricing information on the EC2 pricing page.

If you are using AWS Fargate, pricing is calculated based on the vCPU and memory resources used from the time you start to download your container image until the Amazon EKS pod terminates, rounded up to the nearest second. A minimum charge of one minute applies. See detailed pricing information on the AWS Fargate pricing page.

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