You can now launch Amazon EMR clusters with the next generation of graphics powered G3 instances, memory-optimized Z1d instances, and storage-optimized H1 instances from the Amazon EC2 family. G3 and Z1d instances are available with the EMR release 5.18.0 and later while H1 instances are available with the EMR release 5.17.0 and later.
The graphics powered G3 instances feature the latest generation of GPUs and are ideal for graphics-intensive big-data applications that require a powerful combination of CPU, memory, and GPU capacity.
The Z1d instances feature high single thread performance CPUs and high memory and are ideal for memory intensive application that doesn’t require many CPUs.
The storage-optimized H1 instances offer dense local HDD storage with high network bandwidth and are ideal for data-intensive applications that require low-cost storage, high disk throughput, and fast sequential disk I/O access to big datasets.
These instances are available in various sizes, to learn more about these instances, please visit the Amazon EC2 instance page. For Amazon EMR pricing for these instances, visit the Amazon EMR pricing page.
Amazon EMR supports these instances in the following regions:
G3 instances are supported in the US East (N.Virginia and Ohio), US West (San Francisco and Oregon), Europe(Ireland and Frankfurt), and Asia Pacific (Sydney, Singapore, and Tokyo) regions.
Z1d instances are supported in the US East (N.Virginia), US West(San Francisco and Oregon), Europe(Ireland), and Asia Pacific(Singapore and Tokyo) regions.
H1 instances are supported in the US East (N.Virginia and Ohio), US West (Oregon), and Europe(Ireland) regions.
Source:: Amazon AWS