Frequently asked questions

What should I do if I find a bug?

  • If you’ve found an issue while using Stargate, please file a bug in the Stargate repo and use the bug label. It’s also helpful to include the full stack trace and the Stargate and database version that you are using so that we can efficiently debug.

  • If you’ve found an issue with the documentation, please file an issue in the Stargate docs repo. Pull requests are also accepted!

Why should I use Stargate when I already have an existing database?

Stargate provides APIs, data types and access methods that bring new capabilities to existing databases. Stargate adds REST, Document, and GraphQL APIs for CRUD access to data stored in Apache Cassandra®, DataStax Enterprise (DSE), and Astra DB databases. Separating compute and storage also has benefits for maximizing resource consumption in cloud environments. When using Stargate with Cassandra, DSE, and Astra DB, you can offload the request coordination overhead from your storage instances onto Stargate instances.

How can I get involved?

To get started building a new API extension, have a look at the v2 implementations in the Stargate repo.

Once you have an idea of what you want to build, shoot us a note on the Github discussion page, and let’s talk.

The Stargate APIs are under active development and they are likely to change.