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DataStax C/C++ Driver for Apache Cassandra

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A modern, feature-rich] and highly tunable C/C++ client library for Apache Cassandra 2.1+ using exclusively Cassandra's binary protocol and Cassandra Query Language v3. Use the DSE C/C++ driver for better compatibility and support for DataStax Enterprise.

Getting the Driver

Binary versions of the driver, available for multiple operating systems and multiple architectures, can be obtained from our download server. The source code is made available via GitHub. If using DataStax Enterprise use the DSE C/C++ driver instead.

Packages for the driver's dependencies, libuv (1.x) and OpenSSL, are also provided under the dependencies directory for each platform (if applicable). Note: CentOS and Ubuntu use the version of OpenSSL provided with the distribution:

Features

Compatibility

This driver works exclusively with the Cassandra Query Language v3 (CQL3) and Cassandra's native protocol. The current version works with:

  • Apache Cassandra versions 2.1, 2.2 and 3.0+
  • Architectures: 32-bit (x86) and 64-bit (x64)
  • Compilers: GCC 4.1.2+, Clang 3.4+, and MSVC 2010/2012/2013/2015/2017

If using DataStax Enterprise the DSE C/C++ driver provides more features and better compatibility. A complete compatibility matrix for both Apache Cassandra and DataStax Enterprise can be found here.

Disclaimer: DataStax products do not support big-endian systems.

Documentation

Getting Help

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Examples

The driver includes several examples in the examples directory.

A Simple Example

#include <cassandra.h>
#include <stdio.h>

int main(int argc, char* argv[]) {
  /* Setup and connect to cluster */
  CassFuture* connect_future = NULL;
  CassCluster* cluster = cass_cluster_new();
  CassSession* session = cass_session_new();
  char* hosts = "127.0.0.1";
  if (argc > 1) {
    hosts = argv[1];
  }

  /* Add contact points */
  cass_cluster_set_contact_points(cluster, hosts);

  /* Provide the cluster object as configuration to connect the session */
  connect_future = cass_session_connect(session, cluster);

  if (cass_future_error_code(connect_future) == CASS_OK) {
    CassFuture* close_future = NULL;

    /* Build statement and execute query */
    const char* query = "SELECT release_version FROM system.local";
    CassStatement* statement = cass_statement_new(query, 0);

    CassFuture* result_future = cass_session_execute(session, statement);

    if (cass_future_error_code(result_future) == CASS_OK) {
      /* Retrieve result set and get the first row */
      const CassResult* result = cass_future_get_result(result_future);
      const CassRow* row = cass_result_first_row(result);

      if (row) {
        const CassValue* value = cass_row_get_column_by_name(row, "release_version");

        const char* release_version;
        size_t release_version_length;
        cass_value_get_string(value, &release_version, &release_version_length);
        printf("release_version: '%.*s'\n", (int)release_version_length, release_version);
      }

      cass_result_free(result);
    } else {
      /* Handle error */
      const char* message;
      size_t message_length;
      cass_future_error_message(result_future, &message, &message_length);
      fprintf(stderr, "Unable to run query: '%.*s'\n", (int)message_length, message);
    }

    cass_statement_free(statement);
    cass_future_free(result_future);

    /* Close the session */
    close_future = cass_session_close(session);
    cass_future_wait(close_future);
    cass_future_free(close_future);
  } else {
    /* Handle error */
    const char* message;
    size_t message_length;
    cass_future_error_message(connect_future, &message, &message_length);
    fprintf(stderr, "Unable to connect: '%.*s'\n", (int)message_length, message);
  }

  cass_future_free(connect_future);
  cass_cluster_free(cluster);
  cass_session_free(session);

  return 0;
}

License

Copyright (c) DataStax, Inc.

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at

http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0

Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied. See the License for the specific language governing permissions and limitations under the License.