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Documentation for installing, configuring, upgrading, and deploying DataStax products and helpful information for connecting with the DataStax community and resources.

JDBC/ODBC drivers

Table 1. Driver download links plus installation and configuration documentation
Drivers (DSE 4.8 and later) Installation Configuration
Simba JDBC Driver for Apache Spark™. Download JDBC install documentation (in DSE Developer Guide) JDBC Simba documentation
Simba ODBC Driver for Spark™. Download: ODBC install documentation (in DSE Developer Guide) ODBC Simba documentation
DataStax ODBC Driver for Apache Cassandra and DataStax Enterprise with CQL connector. Download: DataStax ODBC install documentation

DataStax and Apache Cassandra drivers

While the DataStax drivers for Apache Cassandra drivers can connect to DSE 5.0 and later clusters, DataStax strongly recommends upgrading to the DSE drivers. The DSE drivers provide functionality for all DataStax Enterprise features.

Table 2. General driver docs
Developing applications with DataStax drivers Driver home page
Table 3. Available drivers and compatibility with DSE, DDAC, and open-source Cassandra (OSS)
DSE drivers guides DSE Graph Extension DDAC and OSS guides Quickstarts DSE version compatibility DDAC and OSS version compatibility
C++ C++ C++ quickstart DSE C++ OSS C++
C# C# Graph Extension C# C# quickstart DSE C# OSS C#
Java Included Java Java quickstart DSE Java OSS Java
Node.js Node.js Graph Extension Node.js Node.js quickstart DSE Node.js OSS Node.js
Python Python Graph Extension Python Python quickstart DSE Python OSS Python
Table 4. Supported maintenance only drivers (only critical bug fixes will be included in new versions)
DSE drivers guides DDAC/OSS drivers guides DSE version compatibility DDAC/OSS version compatibility
Ruby Ruby DSE Ruby OSS Ruby

Studio notebooks

  • Studio 6.7 only supports DataStax Enterprise 6.7.
  • Studio 6.0 only supports DataStax Enterprise 6.0.
  • Studio 2.0 only supports DataStax Enterprise 5.1 and 5.0 (EOSL).
  • Notebooks created in earlier versions are automatically upgraded when starting later versions.

DataStax Apache Kafka™ Connector supports

  • DataStax Enterprise 5.0 and later
  • DataStax Distribution of Apache Cassandra™ 3.11

CQL to DSE version mapping

  • DSE 6.7 uses CQL 6.7
  • DSE 6.0 uses CQL 6.0
  • DSE 5.1 uses CQL 5.1
  • DSE 5.0 uses CQL 3.3

Welcome to DataStax docs

New to DataStax? Get started installing and using DataStax Distribution of Apache Cassandra™ (DDAC) and DataStax Enterprise (DSE).

Products and tools Browse all the DataStax products and tools for developing and managing your database.

All docs A complete list of DataStax documentation, including docs for current and previous versions, plus the DataStax docs for Apache Cassandra™.

Community and support DataStax offers a thriving Cassandra community and professional support to ensure your success with DataStax products.

Docs for developers Start developing applications and access information about DataStax drivers, APIs, and DSE Advanced Functionality.

Docs for administrators Learn how to manage DataStax databases, including installing, capacity planning, security, search, analytics, upgrading, tuning, and monitoring.

Cloud offerings DataStax cloud products are available on the Azure Marketplace, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), and Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Japanese docs 日本語ドキュメント DataStax Enterprise、DSE OpsCenter、CQL、DataStax ドライバー群、および DataStax Studio の設定、アップグレード、デプロイに関するドキュメント群。


DataStax Distribution of Apache Cassandra.

DataStax Enterprise

DSE OpsCenter


Cassandra Query Language Version correspondence




Data loaders

Other docs

DataStax API documentation