Application - Amazon EMR
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With Amazon EMR release version 4.0 and later, the only accepted parameter is the application name. To pass arguments to applications, you use configuration classifications specified using configuration JSON objects. For more information, see Configuring Applications.

With earlier Amazon EMR releases, the application is any Amazon or third-party software that you can add to the cluster. This structure contains a list of strings that indicates the software to use with the cluster and accepts a user argument list. Amazon EMR accepts and forwards the argument list to the corresponding installation script as bootstrap action argument.



This option is for advanced users only. This is meta information about third-party applications that third-party vendors use for testing purposes.

Type: String to string map

Required: No


Arguments for Amazon EMR to pass to the application.

Type: Array of strings

Required: No


The name of the application.

Type: String

Required: No


The version of the application.

Type: String

Required: No

See Also

For more information about using this API in one of the language-specific Amazon SDKs, see the following: