We are pleased to announce a new connector for Amazon Elastic MapReduce (EMR) as part of our 8.3.2 maintenance release.

Amazon EMR lets people and organizations process vast amounts of data in the cloud in a way that is quick and cost-effective. EMR uses the Apache Hadoop framework to distribute data processing across resizable Amazon Elastic Cloud Compute (EC2) clusters meaning resources can be scaled up or down as they are needed. With the new Amazon EMR connector in Tableau, these clusters can now be queried directly through Hive or Impala bringing the power of interactive visual analytics to massive cloud data assets.

Tableau’s Dustin Smith has created a short video demonstrating how Tableau users can connect to Amazon EMR and quickly discover data insights.


Full screen viewing is recommended

For a step-by-step walkthrough for setting up an Amazon EMR cluster and then using Tableau to connect and explore the data, visit this awesome post on the AWS blog.

To upgrade to Tableau Desktop 8.3.2 that includes the new connector to Amazon EMR, please see this knowledge base article.

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