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2 min readJul 2, 2018


Installing Apache Spark on Ubuntu

Install Java

Check Java Version

java -version

Else install java

First, update the package index by in your terminal typing:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install default-jdk

Install Scala

sudo apt-get install scala

Type scala into your terminal:


You should see the scala REPL running. Test it with:

println(“Hello World”)

You can then quit the Scala REPL with


Install Spark

Next its time to install Spark. We need git for this, so in your terminal type:

sudo apt-get install git

Download latest Spark and untar it

sudo tar xvf spark-2.3.1-bin-hadoop2.7.tgz -C /usr/local/spark

Add Spark path to bash file

nano ~/.bashrc

Add below code snippet to the bash file



Execute below command after editing the bashsrc

source ~/.bashrc

Go to the Bin Directory and execute the spark shell


The web console is also available at below highlighted url

To Start both master and slave node execute below command


The web ui will be available at 8080 port