DataStax for Developers

Learn how to succeed with Apache Cassandra™

Build your cloud-native applications with the NoSQL database that has proven high performance, linear scalability and zero downtime across on-premises, hybrid, and multi-cloud environments.

In the video: Developers share their stories

Get started with the basics

Try It Out

Write your first Cassandra query and get your hands on the technology.

What is Cassandra?

Understand Cassandra’s origins, features, benefits, and future possibilities.

Build Your Skills

Not sure where to begin? Let us help!

Cassandra Fundamentals

Cassandra Fundamentals

Become a Cassandra power-user by learning about Cassandra’s architecture, capabilities and features.

RESTful Cassandra Access

RESTful Cassandra Access

Integrate Cassandra into your next cloud-native project using RESTful microservice interfaces.

Access Cassandra with GraphQ

Access Cassandra with GraphQL

Leverage the flexibility and performance of GraphQL for your cloud-native apps and services.

Data Modeling

Data Modeling

The data model you choose might be the most important factor in your success with Cassandra.

Cassandra and Kafka

Cassandra and Kafka

Learn how these complementary technologies can help you build scalable microservice applications.

Cassandra on Kubernetes

Cassandra on Kubernetes

Can orchestrating your data infrastructure be as simple as orchestrating your services? Yes!


Get Things Done

The resources you need to make it happen.

Get Things Done

DataStax Academy

The first place for users of Apache Cassandra to develop and enhance their skills. Whether you are starting your quest to be a Casandra professional, or working on taking your skills to the expert level.

Learn and earn your credentials as a Casandra Certified Developer or Administrator.

Administrator Certification Developer Certification

Online Courses

Take advantage of the free library of technical courses about Apache Cassandra™ and DataStax products and tools.

Learning Paths

Follow a Learning Path to gain an expert understanding of Apache Cassandra™ and DataStax Enterprise principles related to your role.

Each Learning Path is composed of a sequence of recommended courses for your role, curated by our Curriculum Engineers.

Administrator Certification

DS201 DS210

Developer Certification

DS201 DS220


The demand for Apache Cassandra™ and NoSQL skills is skyrocketing with Cassandra developers commanding 31% higher salaries, the highest of any database technology. Getting certified can improve your career opportunities and validate your knowledge.

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