Product compatibility 

Compatibility between different product versions and support status.

DataStax Enterprise, Apache Cassandra, and CQL compatibility 

The following table lists each supported version of DataStax Enterprise and its corresponding Apache Cassandra™ and CQL versions.
DataStax Enterprise Cassandra CQL
5.0 3.0 3.3
4.8 2.1 3.1
End of Life (EOL) and End of Service Live (EOSL)*  
4.7 (EOL) 2.1 3.1
4.6 (EOSL) 2.0 (unsupported**) 3.1
4.5 (EOSL) 2.0 (unsupported**) 3.1
4.0 (EOSL**) 2.0 (unsupported**) 3.1
3.2 (EOSL**) 1.2 (unsupported**) 3.0**
3.1 (EOSL**) 1.2 (unsupported**) 3.0**
3.0 (EOSL**) 1.1 (unsupported**)  
2.2 (EOSL**) 1.1 (unsupported**)  
2.1 (EOSL**) 1.0 (unsupported**)  
2.0 (EOSL**) 1.0 (unsupported**)  
1.0 (EOSL**) 1.0 (unsupported**)  

*Support is limited for these versions. See Supported Software.

**Document is no longer maintained. See Documentation maintenance.

OpsCenter compatibility with DSE and Apache Cassandra 

This table lists OpsCenter compatibility for both monitored and storage clusters (if one or more are in use).

OpsCenter version Cassandra version DataStax Enterprise version
6.0 No longer supported. See DataStax OpsCenter Policy Changes. 4.7, 4.8, 5.0
5.2 2.0, 2.1 4.0, 4.5, 4.6, 4.7, 4.8
5.1.2, 5.1.3, 5.1.4 1.2, 2.0, 2.1 3.1, 3.2, 4.0, 4.5, 4.6, 4.7
5.0.2, 5.1.0, 5.1.1 1.2, 2.0 3.1, 3.2, 4.0, 4.5, 4.6
Note: Upgrading from OpsCenter versions 4.x to 5.2.x requires upgrading to version 5.1 first.

DataStax driver compatibility with DSE and Apache Cassandra 

See Driver compatibility matrix.

DataStax OpsCenter EOL and EOSL Software 

The following table lists DataStax OpsCenter versions that have reached EOL (End of Life) and EOSL (End of Service Life).
OpsCenter Version Status
5.1 EOL*
5.0 EOSL**
4.1 EOSL**
4.0 EOSL**
3.1 EOSL**
3.0 EOSL**
2.1 EOSL**
2.0 EOSL**
1.4 EOSL**

*Support is limited for these versions.

**Document no longer maintained. See Documentation maintenance.

DataStax support for Apache Cassandra 

DataStax no longer supports the DataStax Community version of Apache Cassandra™ or the DataStax Distribution of Apache Cassandra™. The last available versions are Cassandra 3.0.9 and Cassandra 3.9.

Documentation maintenance 

After a product has reached EOSL (End of Service Life), documentation updates are no longer provided for that product.

Documentation for Apache Cassandra 3.0 and Apache Cassandra 2.1 will be maintained until the corresponding DataStax Enterprise versions reach end-of-service-life (EOSL). When you download DataStax Enterprise, you will get the latest version of Cassandra with DataStax enhancements and fixes.

Some Cassandra documentation is no longer maintained by DataStax. See the Apache Cassandra web site for the latest documentation. Content for the following DataStax produced Cassandra documents were last updated in early January 2017:

  • Cassandra 1.2
  • Cassandra 2.0
  • Cassandra 2.2 Linux and Windows
  • Cassandra 3.0 Windows
  • Cassandra 3.x Linux and Windows

DataStax AMI support 

DataStax no longer hosts the DataStax ComboAMI. You can install DataStax Enterprise in two ways:
  • Create your instances using an AMI for a supported platform and from a trusted source. Then use the appropriate install method for your platform.
  • Use the Lifecycle Manager in OpsCenter to easily provision a DataStax Enterprise cluster for versions 4.7 and later:
    1. Create your instances using an AMI for a supported platform and from a trusted source.
    2. Use the Lifecycle Manager to provision and configure your cluster.
Apache Cassandra documentation
Apache Cassandra version
3.0 Linux
3.x Linux
3.0 Windows
3.x Windows