Spark - 2201 (EEP 6.3.6) Release Notes

This section provides reference information, including new features, patches, and known issues for Spark 2.4.4.

The notes below relate specifically to the Hewlett Packard Enterprise Distribution for Apache Hadoop. For more information, see open-source Spark 2.4.4 Release Notes.

These release notes contain only Hewlett Packard Enterprise specific information and are not necessarily cumulative in nature. For information about how to use the release notes, see Ecosystem Component Release Notes.

Spark Version
Release Date January 2022
MapR Version Interoperability See Component Versions for Released EEPs and EEP Components and OS Support.
Source on GitHub
GitHub Release Tag
Maven Artifacts
Package Names Navigate to and select your EEP and OS to view the list of package names.
  • Beginning with EEP 6.0.0, the keyStore and trustStore password can be removed from spark-defaults.conf and set in /opt/mapr/conf/ssl-client.xml.
  • Beginning with EEP 6.0.0, after an upgrade, the previous version's configuration files are saved in the /opt/mapr/spark directory.
  • MapR 6.1.0 with EEP 6.0.0 and later support simplified security. If you enable security on your MapR cluster, MapR scripts automatically configure Spark security features.

Hive Support

This version of Spark supports integration with Hive, but has the following exceptions:

New in This Release


This HPE release includes the following new fixes since the latest data-fabric Spark release. For details, refer to the commit log for this project in GitHub.

GitHub Commit Number Date (YYYY/MM/DD) HPE Fix Number and Description
1cb0587 2021/12/26 MapR [SPARK-986] log4j-1.2.17.jar vulnerability:CVE-2019-17571
0580236 2021/12/29 MapR [SPARK-975] Spark CVE fixes for Jan 2022 release
7bec164 2022/01/14 MapR [SPARK-994] Update jackson-mapper-asl v1.9.13 to 1.9.13-atlassian-5
b3eef67 2022/01/25 MapR [SPARK-1001] Update log4j v1 to the 1.3.1-mapr

Known Issues

  • None.

Resolved Issues

  • None.