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

DataStax drivers for open-source Cassandra (OSS), DSE, and DDAC

Note: Starting January 2020, you can use the same DataStax driver for Apache Cassandra® (OSS), DataStax Enterprise, and DataStax Distribution of Apache Cassandra. DataStax has unified the DSE and OSS drivers to avoid user confusion and enhance the OSS drivers with some of the features in the DSE drivers. For more information, see the Better Drivers for Cassandra blog.
  • DSE drivers are supported until January 1st, 2022. However, all new features and functionality will take place only in the unified DataStax drivers.
Table 1. DataStax drivers for open-source Cassandra (OSS), DSE, and DDAC
Guides * Source (GitHub) Version Compatibility Upgrade Quickstart
C++ (2.15.0) C++ C++ C++ C++
C# (3.13.0)

Graph extension

C# C# C# C#
Java (4.4.0)

(includes Graph extension)

Java Java Java Java
Node.js (4.4.0)

Graph extension

Node.js Node.js Node.js Node.js
Python (3.21.0)

Graph extension (optional)

Python Python Python Python
* The starting versions for the unified drivers are indicated in parenthesis.

DSE maintenance only drivers

Note: DSE drivers are supported until January 1st, 2022. However, all new features and functionality will take place only in the unified DataStax drivers.
  • DSE only drivers require DSE 5.1 and later for full functionality.
Table 2. DSE drivers (only bug fixes will be included in new versions)
Driver Guides Graph Extensions Version compatibility
DSE C++ Guide DSE C++
DSE C# Guide DSE C# Graph Extension DSE C#
DSE Java Guide Included DSE Java
DSE Node.js Guide DSE Node.js Graph Extension DSE Node.js
DSE Python Guide DSE Python Graph Extension DSE Python

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.

JDBC/ODBC drivers

Table 3. 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 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

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OSS

DataStax documentation for open-source Apache Cassandra and corresponding CQL:
Note: DataStax has different documentation versions for Apache Cassandra. For more information, see About the different doc versions of Apache Cassandra.

DataStax Enterprise

Security

DDAC

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

DSE OpsCenter

CQL

Cassandra Query Language Version correspondence

Upgrading

Drivers

Starting January 2020, you can use the same DataStax driver for Apache Cassandra (OSS), DataStax Enterprise, and DataStax Distribution of Apache Cassandra. DataStax has unified the DSE and OSS drivers to avoid user confusion and enhance the OSS drivers with some of the features in the DSE drivers. For more information, see the Better Drivers for Cassandra blog.

Studio

Data loaders

Other docs

DataStax API documentation

Miscellaneous