DataStax Enterprise 6.8 GA
April 8, 2020
Enterprise (DSE) 6.8 adds new capabilities for enterprises to advance
bare-metal performance, support more workloads, and enhance developer
and operator experiences with Kubernetes.
Faster scale-out – With DSE 6.8, there's a new optimization feature aimed at significantly reducing the amount of time it takes Cassandra to scale-out during peak periods of demand or perform business continuity tasks. This optimization feature is called Zero Copy Streaming. Node addition, removal, and recovery is now up to 4x faster.
Graph engine – With DSE 6.8, graph data models are now implemented as native Cassandra data models, with up to a 10x performance improvement. Users can now write to Cassandra and query it in real-time using the Gremlin traversal language. Developers can now build multi-model applications with joins, matching, and traversals over large distributed Cassandra data sets through graph queries.
In addition to these features, DSE 6.8 also includes improvements to NodeSync, which accelerates validation of new data; Guardrails, which enables automated protection of clusters through enforcement of best practices (e.g., table number and column size limits); DataStax Desktop, a cross-platform container-based tool that allows quick exploration of DSE 6.8 in a development environment and provisioning of the DSE 6.8 stack in minutes; and with the trusted security and data protection features enterprises rely on.