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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 5.1.11
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,, and 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.
A list of the available commands for DSE operations.
dse client-tool
Reference information about the dse client-tool application that connects an external client to a DataStax Enterprise node and performs common utility tasks.
Stress tools
Tools for stress testing DataStax Enterprise.
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.
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.
Frequently asked questions about DataStax Studio.
Troubleshooting DataStax Studio
Fixing problems in DataStax Studio.
CQL (Cassandra Query Language) is a query language for the DataStax Enterprise database.