Getting started with DataStax Distribution of Apache Cassandra

Information about using the DataStax Distribution of Apache Cassandra™ (DDAC).

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The DataStax Distribution of Apache Cassandra™ (DDAC) provides information about installation, configuration, migration, security, backup, data recovery, key topics, and more.

Tip: A basic understanding of how DDAC works and how it differs from a relational database will save you a lot of time when setting up and operating DDAC in a production environment. To get started read the DDAC FAQ and Architecture in brief.

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CQL for the DataStax Distribution of Apache Cassandra Cassandra Query Language (CQL) is a query language for the DDAC database. You can interact with the database is using the CQL shell, cqlsh.
Landing pages Supported platforms, product compatibility, third-party software, resources for additional information, and earlier documentation.
Apache Cassandra™ drivers C/C++ driver, C# driver, Java driver, Node.js driver, PHP driver, Python driver, and Ruby driver.
Planning and testing DSE deployments Includes hardware selection, estimating disk capacity, anti-patterns, and cluster testing.
DSE Troubleshooting Guide Various troubleshooting topics.
Upgrade Guide Information on upgrading DDAC .
Sources of support DataStax Support, DataStax Academy forums, Stack Overflow for DataStax Enterprise, Stack Overflow for the DataStax Java client driver and the DataStax PHP driver.