About the DataStax Enterprise 5.1 Administrator Guide

Information for installation, configuration, migration, performance monitoring, security, backup, data recovery, key topics, and more.

The Administrator Guide provides information about capacity planning, installation, configuration, migration, performance monitoring, security, backup, data recovery, key topics, and more.

Tip: A basic understanding of how DataStax Enterprise (DSE) works and how it differs from a relational database will save you a lot of time when setting up and operating DataStax Enterprise in a production environment. To get started read the DataStax Enterprise 5.1 FAQ and Architecture in brief.

To ensure that you get the best experience in using this document, take a moment to look at the Tips for using DataStax documentation. This page provides information on search, navigational aids, and providing feedback.

For information about which operating systems (OS) are supported, see Supported Platforms.

Video: Deploying a cluster with DDAC

Video: Creating your data model

Video: Writing and querying data

Video: Building an application

Other information sources

Architecture Guide How the DataStax Enterprise database works.
Developers Guide Information for creating enterprise-level applications that require real-time always available storage, search, and analytics. This guide includes DataStax Studio.
CQL for DataStax Enterprise 5.1 Cassandra Query Language (CQL) is a query language for the DataStax Enterprise database. You can interact with the database is using the CQL shell, cqlsh, or DataStax Studio.
Landing pages Getting started with DSE, supported platforms, product compatibility, third-party software, resources for additional information, and earlier documentation.
OpsCenter Installing and using DSE OpsCenter and Lifecycle Manager.
DSE 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 including Linux settings, search, analytics, security, starting DSE, and installing.
Upgrade GuideUpgrade Guide Information on upgrading various versions of DataStax Enterprise and upgrading from Apache Cassandra to DataStax Enterprise.
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.