Supported and compatible product versions

Supported product versions and compatibility between products.

DataStax Enterprise, Apache Cassandra, CQL, and SSTable compatibility

The following tables list each supported version of DataStax Enterprise (DSE) and its corresponding Apache Cassandra™, CQL, and SSTable versions:

End of Life (EOL) — Patches/bug fixes not available.

End of Service Life (EOSL) — Patches/bug fixes and support not available.  Documentation updates are not provided.

Table 1. Current versions
DataStax Enterprise (DSE) Apache Cassandra CQL SSTable format note SSTable version
6.7 Compatible with 3.11 + production-certified enhancements 3.4.5 + enhancements bti a
6.0 Compatible with 3.11 + production-certified enhancements 3.4 + enhancements bti a
5.1 Compatible with 3.11 + production-certified enhancements 3.4 + enhancements big m
Table 2. End of Service Life (EOSL) versions
DataStax Enterprise (version and date) Apache Cassandra CQL SSTable format note SSTable version
5.0 (2018-12-05) Compatible with 3.0 + production-certified enhancements 3.3 big m
4.8 (2018-10-16) 2.1 + enhancements 3.1 big k
4.7 (2017-10-18) 2.1 3.1 big k
4.6 (2016-12-28) 2.0 3.1 big j
4.5 (2016-06-29) 2.0 3.1
4.0 (2016-02-25) 2.0 3.1
3.2 (2015-11-13) 1.2 3.0
3.1 (2015-07-08) 1.2 3.0
3.0 (2015-02-25) 1.1
2.2 (2014-10-04) 1.1
2.1 (2014-07-23) 1.0

note Verify compatibility with the current DSE version when using nodetool upgradesstables, sstableloader, and sstableupgrade. See the SSTable compatibility and upgrade version table 6.7 | 6.0.

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 DSE version
6.7 6.7, 6.0, 5.1
6.5 6.0, 5.1, 5.0 (EOL)
6.1 5.1, 5.0 (EOL), 4.8 (EOSL)
6.0 5.0 (EOL), 4.8 (EOSL), 4.7 (EOSL)
Note: OpsCenter is only compatible with DataStax Enterprise (DSE) clusters.

DataStax Studio compatibility with DSE

The following table lists DataStax Studio compatibility with DSE:

Studio version DSE version
6.7 6.7
6.0 6.0
2.0 5.1
1.0 5.0 (EOL)

DataStax driver compatibility with DSE and Apache Cassandra

See Version compatibility.

DataStax support for Apache Cassandra

  • The DataStax Distribution of Apache Cassandra (DDAC) is based on the DataStax enhanced version of Apache Cassandra™ 3.11 included in DataStax Enterprise (DSE) 5.1. Patch releases for DDAC and maintenance longevity correspond to the DSE 5.1 patches and maintenance schedule.
  • DDAC supports the DataStax drivers for Apache Cassandra and DataStax Bulk Loader (dsbulk).
  • DataStax does not support open-source Cassandra. You can download the latest open-source versions from Apache Cassandra.
  • As of June 2019, DataStax produced documentation for Cassandra 2.1, Cassandra 3.0, CQL 3.3, and CQL 3.1 are no longer supported or maintained. 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.