About upgrading

The DataStax Upgrade Guide provides detailed instructions on upgrading DataStax Enterprise, OpsCenter, DataStax Agents, and reverting to earlier versions.

DataStax driver changes

DataStax drivers come in two types:

  • DataStax drivers for DataStax Enterprise — for use by DSE 4.8 and later
  • DataStax drivers for Apache Cassandra™ — for use by Apache Cassandra™ and DSE 4.7 and earlier
Note: 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 1. Information for upgrading is included in each driver guide
DataStax drivers for DataStax Enterprise DataStax drivers for Apache Cassandra
C/C++ C/C++
C# C#
Java Java
Node.js Node.js
Python Python
Maintenance mode drivers
Supported by DataStax, but only critical bug fixes will be included in new versions.
PHP PHP
Ruby Ruby
Additional driver documentation
All Drivers Version compatibiliy

The DataStax Upgrade Guide provides detailed instructions on upgrading DataStax Enterprise, OpsCenter, DataStax Agents, DataStax drivers, and reverting to earlier versions.

Attention: Read and understand these instructions before upgrading. Carefully reviewing the planning and upgrading instructions can ensure a smooth upgrade and avoid pitfalls and frustrations.

Upgrade instructions