Spark continues it’s rapid release cycle with the first minor update to the 1.x release branch. This release brings operational and performance improvements in Spark core along with significant extensions to Spark’s newest libraries: MLlib and Spark SQL. It also builds out Spark’s Python support and adds new components to the Spark Streaming module. Spark 1.1 represents the work of 171 contributors, the most to ever contribute to a Spark release!
Read the Release Notes here to get the full low down on the new features.