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With the release of version 5 of its commercial Apache Cassandra NoSQL database distribution, DataStax Enterprise 5.0, DataStax has become the latest database player to embrace diversity in its platform.


  • The DataStax Enterprise platform, based on Apache Cassandra, has been extended to incorporate JSON and graph query.

Features and Benefits

  • Compares DataStax with NoSQL databases such as MongoDB and Couchbase, and graph databases such as Neo4J.
  • Discusses when to deploy the DataStax platform versus going with a pure JSON or graph database.

Key questions answered

  • What are the new features in DataStax Enterprise 5.0?
  • How do DataStax's moves to diversify its database platform compare to those of its rivals?

Table of contents

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  • Summary
  • Enriching the platform
  • Maybe master and slave isn't always so bad
  • Another proof point for database diversity and convergence


  • Further reading
  • Author

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