Apache Spark is a lightning-fast unified analytics engine for big data and machine learning

While trying to connect/retreive data from SQL Database using spark/pyspark cli you might receive below error

File '/usr/hdp/current/spark2-client/python/lib/py4j-0.10.4-src.zip/py4j/protocol.py', line 319, in get_return_value
py4j.protocol.Py4JJavaError: An error occurred while calling o58.jdbc.
: java.sql.SQLException: No suitable driver
        at java.sql.DriverManager.getDriver(DriverManager.java:315)

This is because by-defalult SQL driver is not loaded into spark/pyspark cli..

  • You have to add –driver-class-path option while starting cli and provide SQL driver path to load it
  • Fortunately, In case of Azure HDInsight we already have SQL Driver installed in hive lib folder.
pyspark --driver-class-path /usr/hdp/
  • Here is my code to connect SQL and retrieve a RDD
df1 = spark.read.option('user','sparkdatabasetestsql@sparkdatabasetestsql').option('password','xxxxxxxxxxx').jdbc('jdbc:sqlserver://sparkdatabasetestsql.database.windows.net:1433;database=sparkdatabasetestsql;encrypt=true;trustServerCertificate=false;hostNameInCertificate=*.database.windows.net;loginTimeout=30;','SalesLT.Customer');

  • Getting number of rows from above RDD