Installing DSE Graph Loader

Graph Loader supports classic DSE Graph (DSE 5.1 to 6.7). Classic DSE Graph has been replaced by DataStax Graph in DataStax Enterprise (DSE) 6.8. DataStax recommends using DataStax Bulk Loader for loading graph data in DSE 6.8 and later.

DSE Graph Loader is not included as part of DataStax Enterprise (DSE) installations. Use these instructions for installing on Linux-based platforms using the binary tarball.


  • A sufficiently powerful machine should be used to run DSE Graph Loader. The memory requirements must account for caching the serialized vertices during the loading process, up to ten times (10X) the size of the original data. Ensure that enough shared memory (mmap, or buffer cache) is allocated; properties and edges are bound by the speed of the available I/O. The network connection between the DSE Graph Loader machine and the DSE Graph cluster must have sufficient bandwidth.

    Do not run DSE Graph Loader on a machine that hosts a DSE Graph node for larger scale datasets.

  • DataStax Enterprise is installed and configured for DSE Graph.


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  1. Download the DSE Graph Loader tarball from the DataStax Download page.

  2. Unpack the DataStax Enterprise tarball:

    tar -xzvf dse-graph-loader.tar.gz

    The files are downloaded and extracted into the dse-graph-loader directory.

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