Introduction to Amazon Elastic Map Reduce (EMR)

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This lesson provides an introduction to the big data processing service known as Amazon Elastic Map Reduce, commonly referred to as EMR. You will learn the characteristics of the service and its base architecture.

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Learning Objectives

The objectives of this lesson are to provide a foundational understanding of Amazon Elastic MapReduce, allowing you to learn what it is, some of its characteristics, and its base architecture.

Intended Audience

This lesson is ideal for those looking to become a data scientist or a solutions architect. Also, if you are studying for the AWS Data Analytics - Specialty certification, then this provides a great insight into EMR before diving deeper on the service.


To get the most from this lesson, you should have a basic knowledge of the AWS platform. Some understanding of big data processing would also be beneficial.

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