Product compatibility

DataStax Enterprise, Apache Cassandra, CQL, and SSTable compatibility

The following tables list each supported version of DataStax Enterprise (DSE) and its corresponding Apache Cassandra®, CQL, and SSTable versions:

  • End of Life (EOL) — Patches and bug fixes are not available.

  • End of Service Life (EOSL) — Patches, bug fixes, and support are not available. Documentation updates are not provided.

Current versions

Be sure to verify compatibility with the current DSE version when using nodetool upgradesstables, sstableloader, and sstableupgrade.

Current Versions
DataStax Enterprise (DSE) Apache Cassandra CQL SSTable format note SSTable version sstableloader format-version sstable upgrade & nodetool format-version

6.8.9 and later

Compatible with 3.11 + production-certified enhancements

3.4.5

bti

bb

big-ma, big-mb, big-mc, big-md, bti-aa, bti-ac, bti-b, bti-bb

big-ma, big-mb, big-mc, big-md, bti-aa, bti-a

6.8.0 to 6.8.6

Compatible with 3.11 + production-certified enhancements

3.4.5

bti

ba

big-ma, big-mb, big-mc, big-md, bti-aa, bti-ac, bti-b

big-ma, big-mb, big-mc, big-md, bti-aa, bti-a

5.1.21 and later

Compatible with 3.11 + production-certified enhancements

3.4 + enhancements

big

me

big-ka, big-ma, big-mb, big-mc, big-md, big-me

big-ka, big-ma, big-mb

5.1.17 and later

Compatible with 3.11 + production-certified enhancements

3.4 + enhancements

big

md

big-ka, big-ma, big-mb, big-mc, big-md

big-ka, big-ma, big-mb

5.1.0 to 5.1.16

Compatible with 3.11 + production-certified enhancements

3.4 + enhancements

big

mc

big-ka, big-ma, big-mb, big-mc

big-ka, big-ma, big-mb

Apache Cassandra, CQL, and SSTable correspondence

DataStax has different documentation versions for Apache Cassandra. For more information, see About the different doc versions of Apache Cassandra.

Be sure to verify compatibility with the current Cassandra version when using nodetool upgradesstables, sstableloader, and sstableupgrade.

Version Correspondence Between Apache Cassandra, CQL, and SSTables
Apache Cassandra CQL SSTable format note SSTable version

3.11.11 and later

3.4

big

me

3.11.4 to 3.11.10

3.4

big

md

3.9 to 3.11.3

3.4

big

mc

3.7 to 3.8

3.4

big

mb

3.1 to 3.6

3.4

big

ma

3.0.18 and later

3.4

big

md

3.0.8 to 3.0.17

3.4

big

mc

3.0.7

3.4

big

mb

3.0.3 to 3.0.6

3.4

big

ma

3.0.0 to 3.02

3.3

big

ma

2.2.7 and later

3.3

big

lb

2.2.0 to 2.2.6

3.3

big

la

2.1

3.1

big

ka

DSE End of Service Life (EOSL) compatibility

The following table lists the EOSL versions of DSE.

Be sure to verify SSTable compatibility when using nodetool upgradesstables, sstableloader, and sstableupgrade.

EOSL Versions

DataStax Enterprise (version and release date)

Apache Cassandra

CQL

SSTable Format note

SSTable Version

sstableloader format-version

sstable upgrade & nodetool format-version

6.7.13 (2021-03-05) and later

Compatible with 3.11 + production-certified enhancements

3.4.5 + enhancements

bti

ad

big-ma, big-mb, big-mc, bti-aa, bti-ac

big-ma, big-mb, big-mc

6.7.6 (2019-10-22) to 6.7.12 (2020-10-29)

Compatible with 3.11 + production-certified enhancement

3.4.5 + enhancements

bti

ac

big-ma, big-mb, big-mc, bti-aa, bti-ac

big-ma, big-mb, big-mc

6.7.0 (2018-12-05) to 6.7.5 (2019-08-26)

Compatible with 3.11 + production-certified enhancements

3.4.5 + enhancements

bti

aa

big-ma, big-mb, big-mc, bti-aa

big-ma, big-mb, big-mc

6.0.14 (2020-10-26) to 6.0.18 (2022-05-31)

Compatible with 3.11 + production-certified enhancements

3.4 + enhancements

bti

ad

big-ma, big-mb, big-mc, bti-aa, bti-ac, bti-ad

big-ma, big-mb, big-mc

6.0.11 (2019-12-10) to 6.0.13 (2020-08-26)

Compatible with 3.11 + production-certified enhancements

3.4 + enhancements

bti

ac

big-ma, big-mb, big-mc, bti-aa, bti-ac

big-ma, big-mb, big-mc

6.0.0 (2018-04-17) to 6.0.10 (2019-09-19)

Compatible with 3.11 + production-certified enhancements

3.4 + enhancements

bti

aa

big-ma, big-mb, big-mc, bti-aa

big-ma, big-mb, big-mc

5.0.2 (2016-08-15) to 5.0.15 (2018-11-07)

Compatible with 3.0 + production-certified enhancements

3.3

big

mc

big-ka, big-ma, big-mb, big-mc

big-ka, big-ma, big-mb

5.0.0 (2016-06-28) to 5.0.1 (2016-07-07)

Compatible with 3.0 + production-certified enhancements

3.3

big

mb

big-ka, big-ma, big-mb

big-ka, big-ma, big-mb

4.8 (2015-09-23) to 4.8.16 (2018-04-24)

2.1 + enhancements

3.1

big

k

4.7 (2015-05-17) to 4.7.9 (2016-08-01)

2.1

3.1

big

k

4.6 (2014-12-02) to 4.6.13 (2016-08-18)

2.0

3.1

big

j

4.5 (2016-06-29)

2.0

3.1

4.0 (2016-02-25)

2.0

3.1

3.2 (2015-11-13)

1.2

3.0

3.1 (2015-07-08)

1.2

3.0

3.0 (2015-02-25)

1.1

2.2 (2014-10-04)

1.1

2.1 (2014-07-23)

1.0

DSE OpsCenter compatibility with DSE

The following table lists OpsCenter compatibility for both monitored and storage clusters (if one or more are in use).

OpsCenter is only compatible with DataStax Enterprise (DSE) clusters.

OpsCenter Compatibility for monitored and storage clusters
OpsCenter version DSE version

6.8.4 and later

6.8, 6.7 (EOSL), 6.0 (EOSL), 5.1

6.8 - 6.8.3

6.8, 6.7 (EOSL), 6.0 (EOSL)

6.7 (EOSL)

6.7 (EOSL), 6.0 (EOSL), 5.1

6.5 (EOSL)

6.0 (EOSL), 5.1, 5.0 (EOSL)

6.1 (EOSL)

5.1, 5.0 (EOSL), 4.8 (EOSL)

6.0 (EOSL)

5.0 (EOSL), 4.8 (EOSL), 4.7 (EOSL)

Studio compatibility with DSE

The following table lists Studio compatibility with DSE.

Studio Compatibility with DSE
Studio version DSE version

6.8

6.8

6.7

6.7 (EOSL)

6.0

6.0 (EOSL)

2.0

5.1

1.0

5.0 (EOSL)

DataStax Bulk Loader

DataStax Bulk Loader is supported on Linux, macOS, and Windows platforms. Using dsbulk commands, CSV or JSON files can be loaded or unloaded to or from the following supported databases:

  • DataStax Astra DB databases

  • DataStax Enterprise (DSE) 4.7 and later databases

  • Open source Apache Cassandra® 2.1 and later databases

Documentation maintenance policy

After a DataStax Enterprise version reaches end-of-service-life, corresponding products are not supported and documentation updates are no longer provided.

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