Amazon EMR - Getting Started with AWS services in China
AWS services or capabilities described in AWS documentation might vary by Region. To see the differences applicable to the China Regions, see Getting Started with AWS services in China.

Amazon EMR

Amazon EMR helps you analyze and process vast amounts of data by distributing the computational work across a cluster of virtual servers running in the AWS Cloud. The cluster is managed using an open-source framework called Hadoop. Amazon EMR lets you focus on crunching or analyzing your data without having to worry about time-consuming setup, management, and tuning of Hadoop clusters or the compute capacity they rely on.

Region Availability

Amazon EMR is available in the following regions in China:

  • Beijing Region

  • Ningxia Region

Feature Availability and Implementation Differences

The AWS services in China implementation of Amazon EMR is unique in the following ways:

  • Amazon EMR does not support AMI version 2.4.11 and earlier in the Beijing and Ningxia regions. The China (Ningxia) region only supports Amazon EMR version 4.9.1 and later.

  • YARN Application history is not available on the cluster details page.

  • The following table indicates which instance are available to be used with Amazon EMR in the Beijing and Ningxia regions. Yes appears for regions where the instance type is available.

    Instance Type China (Beijing) China (Ningxia)

    c3.2xlarge

    Yes

    No

    c3.4xlarge

    Yes

    No

    c3.8xlarge

    Yes

    No

    c3.xlarge

    No

    Yes

    g2.2xlarge

    Yes

    No

    d2.xlarge

    No

    Yes

    d2.2xlarge

    No

    Yes

    d2.4xlarge

    No

    Yes

    d2.8xlarge

    No

    Yes

    i2.2xlarge

    No

    Yes

    i2.4xlarge

    No

    Yes

    i2.8xlarge

    No

    Yes

    i2.xlarge

    No

    Yes

    i3.xlarge

    No

    Yes

    i3.2xlarge

    No

    Yes

    i3.4xlarge

    No

    Yes

    i3.8xlarge

    No

    Yes

    i3.16xlarge

    No

    Yes

    m1.large

    Yes

    No

    m1.medium

    Yes

    No

    m1.small

    Yes

    No

    m1.xlarge

    Yes

    No

    m3.2xlarge

    Yes

    No

    m3.medium

    Yes

    No

    m3.large

    Yes

    No

    m3.xlarge

    Yes

    No

    r3.xlarge

    Yes

    No

    r3.2xlarge

    Yes

    No

    r3.4xlarge

    Yes

    No

    r3.8xlarge

    Yes

    No

    m4.large

    Yes

    Yes

    m4.xlarge

    Yes

    Yes

    m4.2xlarge

    Yes

    Yes

    m4.4xlarge

    Yes

    Yes

    m4.10xlarge

    Yes

    Yes

    m4.16xlarge

    Yes

    Yes

    c4.large

    Yes

    Yes

    c4.xlarge

    Yes

    Yes

    c4.2xlarge

    Yes

    Yes

    c4.4xlarge

    Yes

    Yes

    c4.8xlarge

    Yes

    Yes

    r4.xlarge

    Yes

    Yes

    r4.2xlarge

    Yes

    Yes

    r4.4xlarge

    Yes

    Yes

    r4.8xlarge

    Yes

    Yes

    r4.16xlarge

    Yes

    Yes

Guides and References

AWS services in China user guides are available in HTML and PDF, in both Chinese and English. API references are available in HTML and PDF. Some API references may be available only in English. Currently, not all API references are available in the Beijing and Ningxia Regions. Links to some API references will take you to the global AWS site. Note that some features and functionality described in the guides and references may not be available in the current AWS services in China release.

General Information About AWS services in China

The following information applies to all AWS services that are available in the China Regions.

AWS Accounts in the China Regions

To use services in the Beijing and Ningxia Regions, you need an account and credentials specific to each of those Regions.

  • Accounts and credentials for other AWS Regions will not work for services operating in the Beijing and Ningxia Regions.

  • Accounts and credentials for the Beijing and Ningxia Regions will not work for other AWS Regions.

  • For more information, see Signup, Accounts, and Credentials

Domain for AWS services in China

The domain for AWS services in China is www.amazonaws.cn.

Endpoints & Amazon Resource Names (ARNs)

For information about endpoints and ARNs in AWS services in China, see Endpoints and ARNs for AWS services in China

Availability Zones for the China Regions

  • In the Beijing Region, there are two Availability Zones.

  • In the Ningxia Region, there are three Availability Zones.

General Information for AWS services in China

The following applies to all AWS services that are available in the China Regions. For detailed information about specific AWS services, see the service-specific topic in this guide.

  • AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)

    • You can grant or deny a service access to resources using the Principal policy element.

    • Service principal values vary by Region.

  • EC2-Classic Platform

    • The EC2-Classic platform is not supported.

  • Free Usage Tier

    • The free usage tier is supported in the Ningxia Region.

    • The free usage tier is not supported in the Beijing Region.

AWS Console

The console for AWS services in China is unique to China. The screenshots in the AWS guides might differ from what you see on your console. For information about differences in service functionality, see the topics for each service in this guide.

Code Examples

The AWS documentation might include endpoints and ARNs in code examples that are not specific to the Beijing and Ningxia Regions. When using examples, verify you are using the endpoints and ARNs for your Region.