Information on DataStax, JDBC, and ODBC drivers for open-source Apache Cassandra, DataStax Enterprise, and DataStax Astra DB.
Except as may be noted below, DataStax officially supports the last twelve months of releases.
Connecting your application to Astra DB might cause connection issues depending on the driver you choose. Although third-party open-source drivers, such as GoCQL, are supported, DataStax strongly recommends using native Astra drivers or DataStax CQL drivers. Third-party open-source drivers might lack features that harden the driver against IP address changes of the coordinators, which can cause frequent connection issues.
For more, see the DataStax Support Policy.
To get started, see Developing applications with DataStax drivers. This guide contains information about best practices, connecting to clusters, submitting queries with drivers, and handling client and server errors.
To download the DataStax ODBC/JDBC Driver for Apache Cassandra and DataStax Enterprise with CQL connector, contact DataStax Support.
Starting January 2020, you can use the same DataStax driver for Apache Cassandra® (OSS), DataStax Enterprise, and DataStax Astra DB. 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-only drivers were supported until January 1st, 2022. All new features and functionality are added to the unified DataStax drivers.
As previously indicated, the Java driver version 3.x is in an EOSL state as of January 1, 2022. Users are encouraged to upgrade to the 4.x driver.
Java (latest version ) (includes Graph extension)
DSE-only drivers were supported until January 1st, 2022. All new features and functionality will take place only in the unified DataStax drivers.