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DataStax Distribution of Apache Cassandra

Develop and Scale Your Applications with Confidence

As Apache Cassandra™ adoption grows within your organization, so could the challenges involved with using, maintaining, and supporting the technology. This can add considerable cost, complexity, and administrative burden. DataStax Distribution of Apache Cassandra addresses these challenges by streamlining operations and controlling costs for all your Cassandra workloads.

You’ll have access to best-in-class, 100% open source compatible Cassandra software, as well as support and services from the experts that authored the majority of the Cassandra code.

Why DataStax Distribution of Apache Cassandra?

100% Open Source Compatible

Avoid vendor lock-in with a Cassandra distribution that is 100% storage- and application-compatible with the open source version.

Supported by the Cassandra Experts

Reduce support costs and ensure SLAs are met with support from the experts who authored a majority of the Cassandra code.

Production-Ready Apache Cassandra

Minimize risk and maintenance costs with a production-ready Cassandra distribution that’s undergone rigorous QA and testing.

A Simpler, More Cost-Effective Way to Run Cassandra in the Cloud

Looking to build Cassandra-based apps but not sure where to start? DataStax Distribution of Apache Cassandra™ on Microsoft Azure can get you up and running in minutes. A team of experienced engineers is available to proactively monitor and manage your environment, helping you lower your risk, streamline your operations, and meet your service SLAs.

Production-Ready Cassandra

If you’re looking to develop and scale your applications with confidence and need a way to manage Cassandra more efficiently without breaking the bank, then the choice is simple.

DataStax Is Committed to the Advancement of Apache Cassandra


Contributes more than 70% of the Apache Cassandra code plus a major contributor to Cassandra 4.0.


Sole provider of open source Cassandra drivers for all popular development languages.


Develops a rich set of tools, informational resources, and events to enable better Cassandra utilization.


Provides free, high-quality training on operating, configuring, and using Cassandra on DataStax Academy.

Production-Ready Apache Cassandra

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Open Source Compatible
Production Certified
DataStax Apache Cassandra Drivers
DataStax Bulk Loader
Technical Support
Professional Services
Hot Fixes and Bug Escalation
DataStax Apache Kafka Connector
Production Docker Images

DataStax Enterprise vs. DataStax Distribution of Apache Cassandra

While committed to the advancement of Apache Cassandra, DataStax also recognizes that open source software (OSS) is not the best solution for many application use cases. That’s why we created robust, enterprise-ready Cassandra solutions based on real-world customer requirements.

Both DataStax Enterprise (DSE) and DataStax Distribution of Apache Cassandra include production-certified Cassandra and 24x7x365 expert support to minimize the risk and cost typically associated with open source software. For mission-critical applications and more advanced use cases, DataStax Enterprise 6 also comes complete with enterprise-ready features such as advanced performance, security enhancements, NodeSync, DSE Search, DSE Graph, and DSE Analytics.

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