DataStax Apollo on Constellation FAQ

Frequently asked questions about DataStax Apollo on Constellation.

Use the FAQ to find answers to common questions and get help for DataStax Apollo on Constellation.

Making comparisons

How is DataStax Apollo on Constellation different from DSE?
While you can run DataStax Enterprise (DSE) both on premises and in the cloud, DataStax Apollo on Constellation allows you to create Apollo databases in minutes, with reduced complexity, fewer operational concerns, and an approachable entry point for developing your applications. DataStax Apollo on Constellation is a true database-as-a-service (DBaaS) offering that provides simplified cluster management with flexible pricing. Also, DSE includes Advanced Workloads (DSE Search, Analytics, and Graph), which are not available in DataStax Apollo on Constellation.
Can I use DSE or DDAC with DataStax Apollo on Constellation?
Yes! You can create DSE or DataStax Distribution of Apache Cassandra™ (DDAC) clusters, and then use CQLSH to interact with your Apollo database.

Opening the box

What tools does DataStax Apollo on Constellation include?
  • DataStax Developer Studio: Each Apollo database embeds a DataStax Developer Studio instance that is automatically configured for interactive CQL commands. Kickstart development with the included Developer Studio notebooks.
  • DataStax Bulk Loader: Use DataStax Bulk Loader (dsbulk) to load and unload data into your Apollo database. You can load data from a variety of sources and unload data from DSE or DDAC databases for transfer, use, or storage of data.
  • Metrics dashboards: Use the integrated metrics dashboards to view health metrics that include information regarding latency and throughput to the database. These metrics provide insights into the performance of the database and how workloads are distributed.
Which version of Apache Cassandra™ is compatible with DataStax Apollo?
Apache Cassandra version 3.11 is compatible with Apollo databases. Additionally, each of the supported DSE and Apache Cassandra drivers is compatible. See Which drivers work with DataStax Apollo on Constellation.
Which cloud vendors does DataStax Apollo on Constellation support?
DataStax Apollo on Constellation supports creating Apollo databases on Amazon Web Services (AWS).
How do I interact with DataStax Apollo on Constellation?
Use the DataStax Constellation console to create Apollo databases that meet the needs of your applications. Select the cloud where you want to launch your database, choose a database size, enter the required details about your database, and start developing within minutes. You can resize databases as needs and demands change, park databases when not in use to save on costs, and terminate databases that are no longer needed.

Getting connected

How do I connect to DataStax Apollo on Constellation databases?
Use DataStax Studio, cqlsh, or the DataStax drivers to connect to your Apollo database.
Which DataStax drivers work with DataStax Apollo on Constellation?
Each of the supported DSE and Apache Cassandra drivers is compatible with DataStax Apollo on Constellation. Choose the DataStax driver for your preferred language and configure it to connect to your Apollo database.

Paying for services

How do I manage billing for DataStax Apollo on Constellation?

The DataStax Constellation console handles billing through an integration with Stripe, and displays all related billing information on the Billing Summary page. Enter a credit card number and associated billing information to begin creating Apollo databases. See Billing for more information.

How is pricing calculated for each Apollo database?

Pricing for DataStax Apollo on Constellation is based on capacity unit (CU) and Service Tier. There's also a Free tier, which includes 10 GB of storage and is free forever.

See Pricing for more information.

Getting help

Where can I find help?

Use this documentation to get answers about what your database is capable of, or for guided information like connecting to your databases.

To get additional help, select the life preserver icon to provide feedback to DataStax.