Spark - 2305 (EEP 8.1.1) Release Notes

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

The notes below relate specifically to the Hewlett Packard Enterprise Distribution for Apache Hadoop. For more information, you may also want to consult the open-source Spark 3.2.0 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 May 2023
HPE 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 Core 6.2 and EEP 7.0, Spark supports SSL for WebUI.

Hive Support

  • Starting from Spark 3.1.2, Spark supports Hive 2.3.

New in This Release

For a complete list of new features, see the open-source Spark 3.2.0 Release Notes.
  • Bug fixes.


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

GitHub Commit Date (YYYY-MM-DD) Comment
cd2129b 07/03/2023 [SPARK-41952][SQL] Fix Parquet zstd off-heap memory leak as a workaround for PARQUET-2160


MapR [SPARK-1154] CVE-2022-33891: Apache Spark Shell Command Injection Vulnerability for core 6.2.0
898ead4 26/04/2023 MapR [SPARK-1170] Update base compatibility version for spark 3.2.0 in MEP-8.1.1
c489c34 02/05/2023 MapR [SPARK-1175] CVE fixes for Jackson, Guava and Protobuf
64ee8b9 05/05/2023 MapR [SPARK-1173] Address CVE-2023-22946
12aa8af 15/05/2023 MapR [SPARK-1181] View creation fail with "Caused by: java.lang.NumberFormatException: For input string: "${pom""

Known Issues and Limitations

  • When you enable the SSL in a mixed (FIPS and non-FIPS) configuration, Spark application run fails. To run Spark applications, set spark.ssl.ui.enabled option to false in spark-defaults.conf configuration file.

  • If you are using Spark SQL with Derby database without Hive or Hive Metastore installation, you will see the Java Runtime Exception. See Apache Spark Feature Support for workaround. Spark 3.1.2 does not support log4j1.2 logging on HPE Ezmeral Data Fabric.

Resolved Issues

  • None.