Product compatibility

Compatibility between different product versions and support status.

DataStax Enterprise, Apache Cassandra, CQL, and SSTable compatibility

The following table lists each supported version of DataStax Enterprise (DSE) and its corresponding Apache Cassandra™, CQL, and SSTable versions:
DataStax Enterprise Cassandra CQL SSTable*
6.0 DSE 6.0 is compatible with Apache Cassandra™ 3.11 and adds additional production-certified changes 3.4 + enhancements m
5.1 DSE production-certified 3.10 + enhancements 3.4 + enhancements
5.0 3.0 + enhancements 3.3
End of Life (EOL) — Patches/bug fixes not available.
End of Service Live (EOSL) — Patches/bug fixes and support not available. Documentation not maintained.
4.8 2.1 + enhancements 3.1 k
4.7 2.1** 3.1** k**
4.6 2.0 3.1 j
4.5 2.0 3.1
4.0 2.0 3.1
3.2 1.2 3.0
3.1 1.2 3.0
3.0 1.1
2.2 1.1
2.1 1.0
2.0 1.0
1.0 1.0

* Verify compatibility with the current DSE version when using nodetool upgradesstables, sstableloader, and sstableupgrade. See the SSTable compatibility and upgrade version table.

** Software and docs are maintaned because these versions are used by DSE 4.8.

DSE OpsCenter compatibility with DSE

This table lists OpsCenter compatibility for both monitored and storage clusters (if one or more are in use):

OpsCenter version DataStax Enterprise version
6.5 6.0, 5.1, 5.0
6.1 5.1, 5.0
6.0 5.0
Note: OpsCenter Policy Changes.

Starting with OpsCenter version 6.0 and later, OpsCenter is only compatible with DataStax Enterprise (DSE) clusters. DataStax discontinued OpsCenter compatibility with Open Source Software (OSS) Cassandra clusters and DataStax Distributions of Cassandra (DDC) clusters, formerly known as DataStax Community (DSC). Customers currently using an OpsCenter version earlier than 6.0 to provision, manage, and maintain their OSS Cassandra, DSC, and DDC clusters must look for other tools to continue their management and maintenance activities.

DataStax Studio compatibility with DSE

The following table lists DataStax Studio compatibility with DSE:

Studio version DSE version
6.0 6.0
2.0 5.1, 5.0

DataStax driver compatibility with DSE and Apache Cassandra

See Driver compatibility matrix.

DataStax support for Apache Cassandra

DataStax only supports the versions of Cassandra included in DataStax Enterprise, not open-source Cassandra. You can download the latest open-source versions from Apache Cassandra. Cassandra 3.0 documentation only applies to the enhanced versions of Cassandra included in DataStax Enterprise 5.0.
Note: DataStax Enterprise 4.8 is End-Of-Life (EOSL). Documentation for Cassandra 2.1 and CQL 3.1 is no longer supported
Content for the following DataStax produced Cassandra documents were last updated in early January 2017:
  • Cassandra 3.x Linux and Windows
  • Cassandra 3.0 Windows
  • Cassandra 2.2 Linux and Windows
  • Cassandra 2.0
  • Cassandra 1.2

For open-source Cassandra, see the Apache Cassandra documentation.

Documentation maintenance

After a product reaches end-of-life or is no longer supported, documentation updates are not provided.