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Information about using the Developer Guide, plus new and key features in DataStax Enterprise.
About this guide
Information for developers about creating enterprise-level applications with DataStax Enterprise 5.1.
New features
Features released in DataStax Enterprise 5.1.
Key features
A brief description of the DataStax Enterprise, its key features, and integrated tools.
DataStax Enterprise release notes cover cluster requirements, upgrade guidance, components, security updates, changes and enhancements, issues, and resolved issues for DataStax Enterprise 5.1.
DSE 5.1.13
Release notes for DataStax Enterprise 5.1.13.
DSE 5.1.12
Release notes for DataStax Enterprise 5.1.12.
DSE 5.1.11
Release notes for DataStax Enterprise 5.1.11.
DSE 5.1.10
Release notes for DataStax Enterprise 5.1.10.
DSE 5.1.9
Release notes for DataStax Enterprise 5.1.9.
DSE 5.1.8
Release notes for DataStax Enterprise 5.1.8.
DSE 5.1.7
Release notes for DataStax Enterprise 5.1.7.
DSE 5.1.6
Release notes for DataStax Enterprise 5.1.6.
DSE 5.1.5
Release notes for DataStax Enterprise 5.1.5.
DSE 5.1.4
Release notes for DataStax Enterprise 5.1.4.
DSE 5.1.3
Release notes for DataStax Enterprise 5.1.3.
DSE 5.1.2
Release notes for DataStax Enterprise 5.1.2.
DSE 5.1.1
Release notes for DataStax Enterprise 5.1.1.
DSE 5.1.0
Release notes for DataStax Enterprise 5.1.0.
DataStax Enterprise can be installed in a number of ways, depending on the purpose of the installation, the type of operating system, and the available permissions.
Which install method should I use?
Guidance for choosing the best DataStax Enterprise installation method for your purposes.
DataStax Installers
DataStax provides several methods for installing DSE from the DataStax Installer.
Binary tarball installer
Instructions for installing DataStax Enterprise 5.1 on any supported Linux-based platform.
Installing on Docker
Instructions for creating DataStax Enterprise (DSE) server, DSE OpsCenter, and DataStax Studio containers using DataStax Docker images in non-production environments.
Installing supporting software
Installing the JDK on supported platforms and installing Python 2.7 on older RHEL-based package installations.
Uninstalling DSE
Launch the uninstaller in the installation directory to uninstall DataStax Enterprise.
Default file locations
Default file locations when installing from DataStax Enterprise.
Information about configuring DataStax Enterprise, such as recommended production setting, configuration files, snitch configuration, start-up parameters, heap dump settings, using virtual nodes, and more.
Recommended production settings
Recommended settings for Linux platforms on DataStax Enterprise.
YAML and configuration properties
Information on how to configure DataStax Enterprise using the cassandra.yaml, dse.yaml, cassandra-rackdc.properties, and cassandra-topology.properties files.
Configuring snitches for cloud providers
Information about the Ec2Snitch, Ec2MultiRegionSnitch, GoogleCloudSnitch and CloudstackSnitch.
Start-up parameters
Switches to change DSE JVM settings at start up.
Choosing a compaction strategy
Information on how to select the best compaction strategy.
Configuring Virtual Nodes
Topics about setting up and enabling virtual nodes (vnodes).
Information on using DSE Analytics, DSE Search, DSE Graph, DSEFS (DataStax Enterprise file system), and DSE Advance Replication.
DSE Analytics
DataStax Enterprise 5.1 Analytics includes integration with Apache Spark.
DSE Search
DSE Search allows you to quickly find data and provide a modern search experience for your users, helping you create features like product catalogs, document repositories, ad-hoc reporting engines, and more.
DSE Graph
Documentation for developers and administrators on installing, configuring, and using the features and capabilities of DSE Graph.
DSE Advanced Replication
Documentation for configuring and using configurable distributed data replication.
Tools include dse commands, dsetool, cfs-stress tool, pre-flight check and yaml_diff tools, and the sstableloader.
DSE Metrics Collector
DSE Metrics Collector aggregates DSE metrics and integrates with centralized monitoring solutions to facilitate problem resolution and remediation.
nodetool
A list of the available commands for managing a cluster.
dse commands
The dse commands for starting the database and connecting an external client to a DataStax Enterprise node and performing common utility tasks.
dse client-tool
Connects an external client to a DataStax Enterprise node and performs common utility tasks.
dsetool
A list of the available commands for DSE operations.
Stress tools
Tools for stress testing DataStax Enterprise.
SSTable utilities
Tools for using, upgrading, and changing DataStax Enterprise SSTables.
Preflight check tool
The preflight check tool is a collection of tests that detects and optionally fixes configuration settings on DataStax Enterprise nodes.
cluster_check and yaml_diff tools
Using the cluster_check and yaml_diff tools to check the differences between cassandra.yaml or dse.yaml files.
DataStax Enterprise operation topics, such as node and datacenter operations, changing replication strategies, configuring compaction and compression, caching, and tuning Bloom filters.
Starting and stopping DSE
You can start and stop DataStax Enterprise as a service or stand-alone process.
Adding or removing nodes, datacenters, or clusters
Information on adding or removing nodes, datacenters, or clusters.
Backing up and restoring data
DataStax Enterprise backs up data by taking a snapshot of all on-disk data files (SSTable files) stored in the data directory.
Repairing nodes
Repairing nodes makes sure data in every replica is consistent with other replicas.
Monitoring a DSE cluster
Information about performance characteristics, thread pool, read/write latency, table statistics, compaction metrics, and endpoint metrics.
Tuning the database
Tuning Java resources, Bloom filters, and configuring memtable thresholds to improve write performance.
Data caching
Configuring caches for optimal performance.
Compacting and compressing
Information on configuring and testing compaction and compression in DataStax Enterprise.
Migrating data to DSE
Methods to migrate data to DataStax Enterprise solutions.
Collecting node health and indexing scores
Steps to configure node health options, and commands to retrieve health and indexing scores.
Clearing data from DSE
Remove all data from any type of installation.
An IDE for CQL (Cassandra Query Language) and DSE Graph.
About DataStax Studio
DataStax Studio for CQL (Cassandra Query Language) and DSE Graph.
Release notes
Release notes for Studio.
Studio Getting started
Steps for installing and setting up DataStax Studio.
Using notebooks
About notebook cells and the notebook code editor.
Configuring Studio
Basic and advanced configuration for DataStax Studio.
Studio reference
Reference information for DataStax Studio, including default imports and Notebook keyboard shortcuts.
FAQ
Frequently asked questions about DataStax Studio.
Troubleshooting DataStax Studio
Fixing problems in DataStax Studio.
CQL
CQL (Cassandra Query Language) is a query language for the DataStax Enterprise database.