Downloads – IBM Packages for Apache Spark

Exploit the big data analytics capabilities of Apache Spark with this new package for IBM platforms.

The IBM Packages for Apache Spark ™ are an integrated, highly performant, and manageable Apache Spark runtime, tuned for solving analytics problems on IBM platforms.

The IBM Development Package for Apache Spark and IBM z/OS ® Platform for Apache Spark provide a fast, general purpose cluster computing platform for large-scale data processing, powered by the latest IBM SDK, Java ™ Technology Edition, Version 8.


These are the available downloads of the IBM Packages for Apache Spark.

The IBM Packages for Apache Spark are regularly updated with security fixes. It is strongly recommended that you download and install all version updates when they become available.

Version 2.1.1

IBM z/OS Platform

Looking for the IBM z/OS Platform for Apache Spark? Get in touch on that page to order our supported version.


If you are upgrading from an earlier version, back up your configuration files as a precaution.


Run the installer, review and accept the license by following the instructions on the master and each worker in your compute cluster. This places the IBM Development Package for Spark in the install directory. In a console, change to the install directory and run to configure your shell for launching Apache Spark .


The installation instructions for the z/OS package are available in the document Installing IBM z/OS Package for Apache Spark .


The latest v2.x releases are packaged and tested with Scala 2.11.8 and Apache Hadoop 2.7.3.

Configurations using other versions of Scala and Hadoop are not supported.

Operating systems that are verified for each platform architecture.
Operating systemHardwareBitness
z/OS 2.1z Systems64
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12z Systems64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2z Systems64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2Power Systems – Little Endian64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2x8664
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.7x8664
CentOS 7.2x8664
Ubuntu 16.04 LTSx8664
Ubuntu 16.04 LTSz Systems64
Ubuntu 14.04 LTSx8664
Ubuntu 14.04 LTSPower Systems – Little Endian64

Technical support

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The IBM Development Package for Apache Spark might be embedded in other IBM products. If you have a licence for one of these products that includes support you can also report problems by using the standard IBM product support process.

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Apache Spark, Spark, Apache, and the Spark logo are trademarks of The Apache Software Foundation. The IBM Development Package for Apache Spark is not formally related to or endorsed by the official Apache Spark open source project.

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