As a part of a larger benchmarking EMR Serverless for GoDaddy batch processing workloads study, we measured effect of architecture (arm64 vs. x86_64) on total cost and total runtime.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) had previously showcased a 27% boost in price-performance for Spark workloads with Graviton2 on EMR Serverless using the TPC-DS 3 TB scale performance benchmarks. Intrigued by these results, we conducted an in-depth investigation using GoDaddy's real-world production tasks to further understand the practical benefits of this integration. Our findings were astounding, as the EMR Serverless on arm64 consistently surpassed x86_64 in terms of cost-effectiveness. More specifically, we noted a 23.85% enhancement in price-performance across a range of jobs when using Graviton2.
Check out the blog post on the AWS Big Data Blog to see the full benchmarking results.
If you want to be part of an awesome team that works to solve problems and build solutions for millions of small businesses, check out our current open roles.