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.
4.8 2.1 + enhancements 3.1 k
End of Service Live (EOSL) — Patches/bug fixes and support not available. Documentation not maintained.
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.

DataStax 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 5.0, 5.1, 6.0
6.1 4.8, 5.0, 5.1
6.0 4.7, 4.8, 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
1.0.x (EOL) — Patches/bug fixes not available. 5.0

DataStax DevCenter compatibility with DSE 

The following table lists DataStax DevCenter compatibility with DSE:

DevCenter version DSE version
1.6 (EOL) — Patches/bug fixes not available. 5.0, 4.8, 4.5

DataStax driver compatibility with DSE and Apache Cassandra 

See Driver compatibility matrix.

DataStax OpsCenter EOL and EOSL Software 

The following table lists DataStax OpsCenter versions that have reached EOL (End of Life) and EOSL (End of Service Life).
OpsCenter Version Status
5.2 EOSL
5.1 EOSL
5.0 EOSL
4.1 EOSL
4.0 EOSL
3.1 EOSL
3.0 EOSL
2.1 EOSL
2.0 EOSL
1.4 EOSL

DataStax support for Apache Cassandra 

DataStax no longer supports the DataStax Community version of Apache Cassandra™ or the DataStax Distribution of Apache Cassandra™. The last available versions are Cassandra 3.0.9 and Cassandra 3.9.
DataStax documentation for Apache Cassandra applies only to the Datastax Distribution of Apache Cassandra included in DataStax Enterprise 4.8 and 5.0, not open-source Cassandra. For open-source Cassandra, see the Apache Cassandra documentation. Content for the following DataStax produced Cassandra documents were last updated in early January 2017:
  • Cassandra 1.2
  • Cassandra 2.0
  • Cassandra 2.2 Linux and Windows
  • Cassandra 3.0 Windows
  • Cassandra 3.x Linux and Windows

Documentation maintenance 

After a product has reached EOSL (End of Service Life), documentation updates are no longer provided for that product.

DataStax AMI support 

DataStax no longer hosts the DataStax ComboAMI. You can install DataStax Enterprise in two ways:
  • Create your instances using an AMI for a supported platform and from a trusted source. Then use the appropriate install method for your platform.
  • Use the Lifecycle Manager in OpsCenter to easily provision a DataStax Enterprise cluster for versions 4.7 and later:
    1. Create your instances using an AMI for a supported platform and from a trusted source.
    2. Use the Lifecycle Manager to provision and configure your cluster.