Simba JDBC Driver for Apache Spark

The Simba JDBC driver allows you to access AlwaysOn SQL.

The Simba JDBC Driver for Spark provides a standard JDBC interface to the information stored in DataStax Enterprise with AlwaysOn SQL running.

Your DSE license includes a license to use the Simba drivers.


You must have a running DSE Analytics cluster with Spark enabled, and have enabled AlwaysOn SQL.


  1. Download the Simba JDBC Driver for Apache Spark from the DataStax Drivers Download page.
  2. Expand the ZIP file containing the driver.
  3. In your JDBC application, configure the following details:
    1. Add SparkJDBC41.jar and the rest of the JAR files included in the ZIP file in your classpath.
    2. The JDBC driver class is com.simba.spark.jdbc41.Driver and the JDBC data source is com.simba.spark.jdbc41.DataSource.
    3. Set the connection URL to jdbc:spark://<hostname>:<port> where <hostname> is the hostname of the node on which AlwaysOn SQL is running, and <port> is the port number on which AlwaysOn SQL is listening.
  4. For more details, see the Simba JDBC configuration documentation.