What's New in Apache Spark
There are no new features for Spark in Cloudera Runtime 7.1.5
Spark FIPS compliant cryptography
Spark can now be configured to use FIPS compliant cryptography, through the use of FIPS 140-2 validated encryption modules, and with deployment on FIPS mode enabled RedHat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and CentOS Operating Systems.
For more information, see Installing and Configuring CDP with FIPS.