I was following the Spark example to load data from MySQL database. See "http://spark.apache.org/examples.html"
There was an error upon executing:
org.apache.spark.SparkException: Job aborted due to stage failure: Task 0 in stage 20.0 failed 4 times, most recent failure: Lost task 0.3 in stage 20.0 (TID 233, ip-172-22-11-249.ap-southeast-1.compute.internal): java.lang.IllegalStateException: Did not find registered driver with class com.mysql.jdbc.Driver
To force Spark to load the "com.mysql.jdbc.Driver", add the following option as highlighted below