Datastax Java Driver for Apache Cassandra®
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A modern, feature-rich and highly tunable Java client library for Apache Cassandra (2.1+) and using exclusively Cassandra's binary protocol and Cassandra Query Language v3. Use the DataStax Enterprise Java driver for better compatibility and support for DataStax Enterprise.
- Sync and Async API
- Simple, Prepared, and Batch statements
- Asynchronous IO, parallel execution, request pipelining
- Connection pooling
- Auto node discovery
- Automatic reconnection
- Configurable load balancing and retry policies
- Works with any cluster size
- Query builder
- Object mapper
The driver architecture is based on layers. At the bottom lies the driver core. This core handles everything related to the connections to a Cassandra cluster (for example, connection pool, discovering new nodes, etc.) and exposes a simple, relatively low-level API on top of which higher level layers can be built.
The driver contains the following modules:
- driver-core: the core layer.
- driver-mapping: the object mapper.
- driver-extras: optional features for the Java driver.
- driver-examples: example applications using the other modules which are only meant for demonstration purposes.
- driver-tests: tests for the java-driver.
- JIRA (bug tracking): https://datastax-oss.atlassian.net/browse/JAVA
- MAILING LIST: https://groups.google.com/a/lists.datastax.com/forum/#!forum/java-driver-user
- DATASTAX ACADEMY SLACK: #datastax-drivers on https://academy.datastax.com/slack
- TWITTER: @dsJavaDriver tweets Java driver releases and important announcements (low frequency). @DataStaxEng has more news including other drivers, Cassandra, and DSE.
- DOCS: the manual has quick start material and technical details about the driver and its features.
- API: http://www.datastax.com/drivers/java/3.5
- GITHUB REPOSITORY: https://github.com/datastax/java-driver
- binary tarball
Getting the driver
The last release of the driver is available on Maven Central. You can install it in your application using the following Maven dependency (if using DataStax Enterprise, install the DataStax Enterprise Java driver instead):
<dependency> <groupId>com.datastax.cassandra</groupId> <artifactId>cassandra-driver-core</artifactId> <version>3.6.0</version> </dependency>
Note that the object mapper is published as a separate artifact:
<dependency> <groupId>com.datastax.cassandra</groupId> <artifactId>cassandra-driver-mapping</artifactId> <version>3.6.0</version> </dependency>
The 'extras' module is also published as a separate artifact:
<dependency> <groupId>com.datastax.cassandra</groupId> <artifactId>cassandra-driver-extras</artifactId> <version>3.6.0</version> </dependency>
We also provide a shaded JAR to avoid the explicit dependency to Netty.
If you can't use a dependency management tool, a binary tarball is available for download.
UDT and tuple support is available only when using Apache Cassandra 2.1 or higher (see CQL improvements in Cassandra 2.1).
Other features are available only when using Apache Cassandra 2.0 or higher (e.g. result set paging, BatchStatement, lightweight transactions -- see What's new in Cassandra 2.0). Trying to use these with a cluster running Cassandra 1.2 will result in an UnsupportedFeatureException being thrown.
The java driver supports Java JDK versions 6 and above.
If using DataStax Enterprise, the DataStax Enterprise Java driver provides more features and better compatibility.
Disclaimer: Some DataStax/DataStax Enterprise products might partially work on big-endian systems, but DataStax does not officially support these systems.
Upgrading from previous versions
If you are upgrading from a previous version of the driver, be sure to have a look at the upgrade guide.
If you are upgrading to DataStax Enterprise, use the DataStax Enterprise Java driver for more features and better compatibility.
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