Bulk loading / unloading data and connecting a database to a messaging / event streaming system are two of the most common developer tasks. It was clear that DataStax Enterprise developers needed utilities for these tasks, so we built a bulk loader and connector to make their lives easier. Now we want to make the lives of all Cassandra users easier too. 

Today, we are making both the DataStax Bulk Loader and DataStax Apache Kafka® Connector tools freely available to any developer working with open source Cassandra. 

If you have JSON / CSV files that you need to get into the database quickly, want to unload your database data to files for analysis, or just want to count how many rows are in a given table, the DataStax Bulk Loader does this faster than any other Cassandra tool. For details, check out this blog post

Using Kafka? The DataStax Kafka Connector is a sink connector that makes it a “zero code” experience to bring event streaming data to Cassandra. This connector has earned Confluent's Verified Gold status and is the fastest way to get data from Kafka to Cassandra while giving you the flexibility to read from many Kafka topics and write to many Cassandra tables. For details, check out this blog post.

Today, we also introduced DataStax Luna, subscription-based support for open source Cassandra. Read all about Luna in this blog post.

We are on a mission to make it easier to build applications with Cassandra and these tools are only one piece of that story. If you hit any snags along the way, reach out! We’re here to help.

Ask questions: https://community.datastax.com/
Download the Bulk Loader: https://downloads.datastax.com/#bulk-loader
Download the Kafka Connector: https://downloads.datastax.com/#akc
Grab an example: https://www.datastax.com/examples
Take a quick course: DataStax Academy

Don't hesitate to take advantage of the new DataStax tools to support your Cassandra efforts!
 

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