About CQL for Cassandra 1.2

Cassandra Query Language (CQL) is a query language for the Cassandra database.

The Cassandra Query Language (CQL) is the primary language for communicating with the Cassandra database. The most basic way to interact with Cassandra is using the CQL shell, cqlsh. Using cqlsh, you can create keyspaces and tables, insert and query tables, plus much more. If you prefer a graphical tool, you can use DataStax DevCenter. For production, DataStax supplies a number drivers so that CQL statements can be passed from client to cluster and back. Other administrative tasks can be accomplished using OpsCenter. The version of CQL described in this document and the default mode in Cassandra 1.2.x is based on the CQL specification 3.0.

Important: This document assumes you are familiar with the Cassandra 1.2 documentation.