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Accessing Cassandra with the Stargate Document API

Modern applications are built on APIs, and JSON documents are the most common way of expressing data payloads on those APIs. Stargate makes it easy to serve a document-style API over REST directly from any Cassandra database, allowing you to save and search schemaless JSON documents. The traditional practice for Cassandra has been to define all your schema up front.

What Is A Document API?

What Is A Document API?

A Document API represents your data as JSON documents organized in collections, similar to document databases such as MongoDB. Interact with data stored in collections using familiar REST/HTTP methods (GET/PUT/POST/DELETE) to work directly with your JSON documents, without having to learn a new database query language. To use the API, you create a namespace for your application, which can contain one or more named collections, which in turn can contain multiple documents. The documents can have similar or different structures - that’s entirely up to your application and how you want to represent the data!

Why Use The Document API With Cassandra?

is an open source data gateway deployed between client applications and a database. This open-source API framework gives fullstack developers native JSON support which you can then combine with the reliability and scalability of Cassandra. The Documents API builds on the . Stargate acts as a gateway, handling the details of how your documents are stored in Cassandra. For Javascript developers, the is a great way to get started. 

Why Use The Document API With Cassandra?
How To Get The Stargate Document API

How To Get The Stargate Document API

Stargate is now available in DataStax Astra. If you have an Astra database, the Stargate GraphQL API is already enabled. If you have access to your own self-hosted Cassandra cluster, see the Stargate documentation for a . Stargate is also distributed with users and .

Check out DataStax’s , a fullstack app that uses Stargate’s Document API, Astra, and Netlify.

Try It Out

With the Stargate Document API you can save and search schemaless JSON documents in Cassandra. Here’s two ways you can try it yourself.


Explore The Stargate Document API In DataStax Astra With The Battlestax Sample App.

Explore The Stargate Document API In DataStax Astra With The Battlestax Sample App.

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