Amazon EMR
Amazon EMR Release Guide

What's New?

This topic covers features and issues resolved in the current release of Amazon EMR. These release notes are also available on the Release 5.17.0 Tab, along with the application versions, component versions, and available configuration classifications for this release.

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Release 5.17.0 (Latest)

New Amazon EMR release versions are made available in different regions over a period of several days, beginning with the first region on the initial release date. The latest release version may not be available in your region during this period.

The following release notes include information for Amazon EMR release version 5.17.0. Changes are relative to 5.16.0.

Initial release date: August 30, 2018


  • Flink 1.5.2

  • HBase 1.4.6

  • Presto 0.206

New Features

  • Added support for Tensorflow. For more information, see TensorFlow.

Changes, Enhancements, and Resolved Issues

Known Issues

  • When you create a kerberized cluster with Livy installed, Livy fails with an error that simple authentication is not enabled. Rebooting the Livy server resolves the issue. As a workaround, add a step during cluster creation that runs sudo restart livy-server on the master node.

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