DataStax Node.js Driver for Apache Cassandra
A modern, feature-rich and highly tunable Node.js client library for Apache Cassandra (1.2+) using exclusively Cassandra's binary protocol and Cassandra Query Language v3. Use the DSE Node.js driver for better compatibility and support for DataStax Enterprise.
$ npm install cassandra-driver
- 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
- Both promise and callback-based API
- Row streaming and pipes
const cassandra = ;const client = contactPoints: 'h1' 'h2' keyspace: 'ks1' ;const query = 'SELECT name, email FROM users WHERE key = ?';client;
Alternatively, you can use the callback-based execution for all asynchronous methods of the API.
Prepare your queries
The driver will prepare the query once on each host and execute the statement with the bound parameters.
// Use query markers (?) and parametersconst query = 'UPDATE users SET birth = ? WHERE key=?';const params = 1942 10 1 'jimi-hendrix' ;// Set the prepare flag in the query optionsclient;
Row streaming and pipes
#stream() methods, the driver parses each row as soon as it is received,
yielding rows without buffering them.
// Reducing a large resultclient;
#stream() method works in the same way but instead of callback it returns a Readable Streams2 object
objectMode that emits instances of
It can be piped downstream and provides automatic pause/resume logic (it buffers when not read).
User defined types
For example: Consider the following UDT and table
CREATE TYPE address (street text,city text,state text,zip int,phones set<text>);CREATE TABLE users (name text PRIMARY KEY,email text,address frozen<address>);
const query = 'SELECT name, address FROM users WHERE key = ?';client;
Read more information about using UDTs with the Node.js Driver.
All driver methods use a default
fetchSize of 5000 rows, retrieving only first page of results up to a
maximum of 5000 rows to shield an application against accidentally large result sets. To retrieve the following
records you can use the
autoPage flag in the query options of
//Imagine a column family with millions of rowsconst query = 'SELECT * FROM largetable';client;
Batch multiple statements
You can execute multiple statements in a batch to update/insert several rows atomically even in different column families.
const queries =query: 'UPDATE user_profiles SET email=? WHERE key=?'params: emailAddress 'hendrix'query: 'INSERT INTO user_track (key, text, date) VALUES (?, ?, ?)'params: 'hendrix' 'Changed email';client;
EventEmitter and emit
level being passed to the listener can be
- Apache Cassandra versions 2.0 and above.
- DataStax Enterprise versions 4.5 and above.
- Node.js versions 4 and above.
Note: DataStax products do not support big-endian systems.
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The development effort to provide an up to date, high performance, fully featured Node.js Driver for Apache Cassandra will continue on this project, while node-cassandra-cql will be discontinued.
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