Lightning-fast cluster computing

Apache Spark Community

Mailing Lists

Get help using Spark or contribute to the project on our mailing lists:

The StackOverflow tag apache-spark is an unofficial but active forum for Spark users' questions and answers.

Events and Meetups



Spark Meetups are grass-roots events organized and hosted by leaders and champions in the community around the world. Check out to find a Spark meetup in your part of the world. Below is a partial list of Spark meetups.

If you'd like your meetup added, email

Issue Tracker

The project tracks bugs and new features on JIRA. If you'd like, you can also subscribe to to receive emails about new issues, and to get emails about commits.

Powered By

Our wiki has a list of projects and organizations powered by Spark.

Project History

Spark started as a research project at the UC Berkeley AMPLab in 2009, and was open sourced in early 2010. Many of the ideas behind the system are presented in various research papers.

After being released, Spark grew a developer community on GitHub and moved to Apache in 2013. A wide range of contributors now develop the project (over 400 developers from 100 companies).