Amazon Elastic MapReduce
Developer Guide

Use Third Party Applications With Amazon EMR (Optional)

This documentation is for AMI versions 2.x and 3.x of Amazon EMR. See the Amazon EMR Release Guide for information about Amazon EMR releases 4.0.0 and above. For information about managing the Amazon EMR service in 4.x releases, see the Amazon EMR Management Guide.

You can run several popular big-data applications on Amazon EMR with utility pricing. This means you pay a nominal additional hourly fee for the third-party application while your cluster is running. It allows you to use the application without having to purchase an annual license. The following sections describe some of the tools you can use with EMR.