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 5.16.0 Tab, along with the application versions, component versions, and available configuration classifications for this release.

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Release 5.16.0 (Latest)

The following release notes include information for Amazon EMR release version 5.16.0. Changes are relative to 5.15.0.

Initial release date: July 19, 2018


  • Hadoop 2.8.4

  • Flink 1.5.0

  • Livy 0.5.0

  • MXNet 1.2.0

  • Phoenix 4.14.0

  • Presto 0.203

  • Spark 2.3.1

  • AWS SDK for Java 1.11.336

  • CUDA 9.2

  • Redshift JDBC Driver

Changes, Enhancements, and Resolved Issues

Known Issues

  • This release version does not support the c1.medium or m1.small instance types. Clusters using either of these instance types fail to start. As a workaround, specify a different instance type or use a different release version.

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