Spark Release 1.1.1

Spark 1.1.1 is a maintenance release with bug fixes. This release is based on the branch-1.1 maintenance branch of Spark. We recommend all 1.1.0 users to upgrade to this stable release. Contributions to this release came from 55 developers.

To download Spark 1.1.1 visit the downloads page.


Spark 1.1.1 contains bug fixes in several components. Some of the more important fixes are highlighted below. You can visit the Spark issue tracker for the full list of fixes.

Spark Core

  • Avoid many small spills in external data structures (SPARK-4480)
  • Memory leak in connection manager timeout thread (SPARK-4393)
  • Incorrect of channel read return value may lead to data truncation (SPARK-4107)
  • Stream corruption exceptions observed in sort-based shuffle (SPARK-3948)
  • Integer overflow in sort-based shuffle key comparison (SPARK-3032)
  • Lack of thread safety in Hadoop configuration usage in Spark (SPARK-2546)


  • Wrong Parquet filters are created for all inequality predicates with literals on the left hand side (SPARK-4468)
  • Support backticks in aliases (SPARK-3708 and SPARK-3834)
  • ColumnValue types do not match in Spark rows vs Hive rows (SPARK-3704)


  • Fix sortByKey on empty RDD (SPARK-4304)
  • Avoid using the same random seed for all partitions (SPARK-4148)
  • Avoid OOMs when take() is run on empty partitions (SPARK-3211)


  • KryoException caused by ALS.trainImplicit in PySpark (SPARK-3990)


  • Block replication continuously fails if target is down (SPARK-3495)
  • Block replication may choose driver as target (SPARK-3496)


  • Ensure VertexRDD.apply uses mergeFunc (SPARK-2062)


The following developers contributed to this release:

  • Andrew Ash - Documentation and bug fixes in Core
  • Andrew Or - Improvements in Core; bug fixes in Windows, Core, Block Manager, and Shuffle
  • Aniket Bhatnagar - Bug fixes in Core and Streaming
  • Benjamin Piering - Improvements in GraphX
  • Bertrand Bossy - Bug fixes in Core
  • Brenden Matthews - Bug fixes in Mesos
  • Chao Chen - Documentation in Core
  • Cheng Hao - Test in SQL
  • Cheng Lian - Bug fixes in PySpark, MLlib, and SQL
  • Chirag Aggarwal - Bug fixes in SQL
  • Chris Cope - Bug fixes in YARN
  • Davies Liu - Improvements in PySpark; bug fixes in Core, SQL, and PySpark
  • Eric Eijkelenboom - Bug fixes in Core
  • Eric Liang - Bug fixes in Core and SQL
  • Eugen Cepoi - Improvements in Core
  • Fei Wang - Improvements in Core and SQL; bug fixes in Core; documentation in Streaming
  • Grega Kespret - Documentation in Core
  • Guoqiang Li - Bug fixes in Web UI
  • Henry Cook - Documentation in Core
  • Hossein Falaki - Bug fixes in Web UI
  • Ian Hummel - Improvements in Core
  • Jakub Dubovsky - Bug fixes in Core
  • Jerry Shao - Bug fixes in Shuffle
  • Jongyoul Lee - Bug fixes in Core and Mesos
  • Josh Rosen - Improvements in Core; bug fixes in Streaming and Core
  • Kousuke Saruta - Improvements in Core and Web UI; bug fixes in Core, Web UI, and PySpark
  • Larry Xiao - Bug fixes in GraphX
  • Lianhui Wang - Bug fixes in GraphX
  • Liang-Chi Hsieh - Bug fixes in Core
  • Lu Lu - Improvements in GraphX
  • Ma Ji - Bug fixes in Streaming
  • Marcelo Vanzin - Bug fixes in YARN
  • Mark Hamstra - Bug fixes in Core
  • Masayoshi Tsuzuki - Improvements in Core, Shell, and PySpark; bug fixes in Windows and PySpark
  • Michael Armbrust - Documentation in Core
  • Michael Griffiths - Bug fixes in PySpark
  • Min Shen - Bug fixes in YARN
  • Mubarak Seyed - Improvements in Streaming
  • Nicholas Chammas - Documentation in Core
  • Niklas Wilcke - Bug fixes in Core
  • Oded Zimerman - Bug fixes in GraphX
  • Reynold Xin - New features in Core; bug fixes in Core and SQL
  • Rongquan Su - Improvements in Streaming
  • Sandy Ryza - Bug fixes in Core
  • Sean Owen - Bug fixes in Java API, Core, and Streaming
  • Shane Knapp - Bug fixes in Core
  • Shixiong Zhu - Improvements in Web UI; bug fixes in Core and YARN
  • Shuo Xiang - Bug fixes in MLlib
  • Tal Sliwowicz - Bug fixes in Core and Block Manager
  • Tao Wang - Improvements and bug fixes in Core
  • Tathagata Das - Improvements in Streaming; bug fixes in Core, Block Manager, and Streaming
  • Xiangrui Meng - Improvements in Web UI and PySpark; bug fixes in Core, MLlib, and PySpark
  • Yantang Zhai - Bug fixes in Core and Web UI
  • Yash Datta - Improvements in SQL
  • Yin Huai - Documentation in Core

Thanks to everyone who contributed!

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