Multi-purpose Notebook

The Notebook is the place for all your needs

  • Data Ingestion
  • Data Discovery
  • Data Analytics
  • Data Visualization & Collaboration

Multiple language backend

Zeppelin interpreter concept allows any language/data-processing-backend to be plugged into Zeppelin. Currently Zeppelin supports many interpreters such as Scala(with Apache Spark), Python(with Apache Spark), SparkSQL, Hive, Markdown and Shell.

Adding new language-backend is really simple. Learn how to write a zeppelin interpreter.

Apache Spark integration

Zeppelin provides built-in Apache Spark integration. You don't need to build a separate module, plugin or library for it.

Zeppelin's Spark integration provides

  • Automatic SparkContext and SQLContext injection
  • Runtime jar dependency loading from local filesystem or maven repository. Learn more about dependency loader.
  • Canceling job and displaying its progress

Data visualization

Some basic charts are already included in Zeppelin. Visualizations are not limited to SparkSQL's query, any output from any language backend can be recognized and visualized.

Pivot chart

With simple drag and drop Zeppelin aggeregates the values and display them in pivot chart. You can easily create chart with multiple aggregated values including sum, count, average, min, max.

Learn more about Zeppelin's Display system. ( text, html, table, angular )

Dynamic forms

Zeppelin can dynamically create some input forms into your notebook.

Learn more about Dynamic Forms.


Notebook URL can be shared among collaborators. Zeppelin can then broadcast any changes in realtime, just like the collaboration in Google docs.


Zeppelin provides an URL to display the result only, that page does not include Zeppelin's menu and buttons. This way, you can easily embed it as an iframe inside of your website.

100% Opensource

Apache Zeppelin (incubating) is Apache2 Licensed software. Please check out the source repository and How to contribute

Zeppelin has a very active development community. Join the Mailing list and report issues on our Issue tracker.

Undergoing Incubation

Apache Zeppelin is an effort undergoing incubation at The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), sponsored by the Incubator. Incubation is required of all newly accepted projects until a further review indicates that the infrastructure, communications, and decision making process have stabilized in a manner consistent with other successful ASF projects. While incubation status is not necessarily a reflection of the completeness or stability of the code, it does indicate that the project has yet to be fully endorsed by the ASF.