The Amazon Elastic MapReduce (EMR) team has been hard at work on a series of updates and new features. You now have access to Hadoop 2.2 and new versions of Hive,Pig, HBase, and Mahout. Cluster startup time has been reduced, S3DistCp (for data movement), has been augmented, and MapR M7 is now supported.
Karen has worn many hats since starting at MapR in 2012. Currently she is senior marketing communications manager responsible for customer communications at MapR. This includes running the customer reference program as well as managing the Converge Community which launched in the spring of 2016.