Technical Technical — Cassandra Monday 10th May 2021

Instaclustr’s Support for Cassandra 2.1, 2.2, 3.0, and 3.11

By Instaclustr

As the official release of Cassandra 4.0 approaches, some of our customers who are still using Cassandra 2.1 and 2.2 have asked us where we stand on support. The Apache Foundation project will end support for the following versions on the following dates:

  • Apache Cassandra 3.11 will fully be maintained until April 30, 2022 and with critical fixes only until April 30, 2023
  • Apache Cassandra 3.0 will be maintained until April 30, 2022 with critical fixes only
  • Apache Cassandra 2.2 will be maintained until April 30, 2021. with critical fixes only
  • Apache Cassandra 2.1 will be maintained until April 30, 2021 with critical fixes only

Instaclustr will continue to support these versions for our customers for 12 months beyond these dates. During this period of extended support it will be limited to critical issues only. This means Instaclustr customers will receive support to the following dates:

  • Apache Cassandra 3.11 will be maintained until April 30, 2024 with critical fixes only
  • Apache Cassandra 3.0 will be maintained until April 30, 2023 with critical fixes only
  • Apache Cassandra 2.2 will be maintained until April 30, 2022 with critical fixes only
  • Apache Cassandra 2.1 will be maintained until April 30, 2022 with critical fixes only

The Apache Cassandra project has put in an impressive effort to support these versions thus far, and we’d like to take the opportunity to thank all the contributors and maintainers of these older versions.

Our extended support is provided to enable customers to plan their migrations with confidence. We encourage those of you considering upgrades to explore the significant advantages of Cassandra 4.0 which currently has a beta in preview on our managed platform and is expected to be in full general availability release by June 2021.

If you have any further concerns or wish to discuss migration, please get in touch with your Customer Success representative.