Increase MapReduce Heap Size Using Boto

You might find yourself needing to increase the maximum memory available for MapReduce jobs in AWS. This could be because you received a 143 exit code or for some other reason. To increase the heap size in boto, you can add the following Bootstrap Action to the cluster:

Verions: boto 2.38.0 , python 2.7

    # Specify the heap size in MB
    clusterHeapMB = 4000
    # Add this to the list of Bootstrap Actions
    increaseHeapStep = boto.emr.BootstrapAction("Increase Heap",