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Amazon EMR Release Guide

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Creating a Cluster with HCatalog

Although HCatalog is included in the Hive project, you must install it as its own application.

To launch a cluster with HCatalog installed using the console

The following procedure creates a cluster with HCatalog installed. For more information about creating clusters using the console, including Advanced Options see Plan and Configure Clusters in the Amazon EMR Management Guide.

  1. Open the Amazon EMR console at

  2. Choose Create cluster to use Quick Create.

  3. For the Software Configuration field, choose Amazon Release Version emr-4.4.0 or later.

  4. In the Select Applications field, choose either All Applications or HCatalog.

  5. Select other options as necessary and then choose Create cluster.

To launch a cluster with HCatalog using the AWS CLI

  • Create the cluster with the following command:


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    aws emr create-cluster --name "Cluster with Hcat" --release-label emr-5.27.0 \ --applications Name=HCatalog --ec2-attributes KeyName=myKey \ --instance-type m5.xlarge --instance-count 3 --use-default-roles