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. Currently Stargate adds both REST and GraphQL APIs for CRUD access to data stored in Apache Cassandra® and there are many more APIs coming soon. Separating compute and storage also has benefits for maximizing resource consumption in cloud environments. When using Stargate with Cassandra, you can offload the request coordination overhead from your storage instances onto Stargate instances which has shown latency improvements in preliminary testing (results coming soon).

How can I get involved?

To get started building a new API extension, have a look at the existing REST API implementation or the GraphQL API implementation in the Stargate repo first. To get started building a new storage extension, check out the persistence-cassandra-3.11 implementation. Once you have an idea of what you want to build, shoot us a note on the Github discussion page to discuss.

Note that the internal APIs are under active development and they are likely to change before the first version is released.