The Node.js DataStax Driver comes with an object mapper that removes boilerplate of writing queries and lets you focus on your application objects. This example shows how to use the mapper to access Apache Cassandra™ in a Node.js application.

Contributor(s): Jorge Bay Gondra, Andrew Tolbert - derived from here


  • Demonstrate how to write and read data using the Node.js Driver's object mapper

Project Layout

  • app.js - The main application file which contains the example code for using the object mapper

How this Works

This example starts by creating a mapper instance that maps to three tables in the examples keyspace.

  • users
  • user_videos
  • latest_videos

It then uses that mapper instance to write and read data to / from the tables above.

Setup and Running


  • Node.Js version 8
  • A Cassandra cluster is running and accessible through the contacts points and data center

Note This application defaults to connecting to a cluster on localhost with a local data center of dc1. These parameters can be changed in app.js by modifying the following to your settings.

const client = new cassandra.Client({ contactPoints: [''], localDataCenter: 'dc1' });


To run this application use the following command:

node app.js

This will produce the following output:

--Obtained video by id
 { videoId: Uuid: 31ff5550-da75-47f4-8b41-926512f74691,
  addedDate: 2019-11-06T22:47:00.369Z,
  description: 'My desc',
  location: null,
  locationType: null,
  name: 'My video',
  previewThumbnails: null,
  tags: null,
  userId: Uuid: 7cd9f42f-6a37-42b6-a8d6-08c6ecdbf75f }
--Obtained video by user id
 { userId: Uuid: 7cd9f42f-6a37-42b6-a8d6-08c6ecdbf75f,
  addedDate: 2019-11-06T22:47:00.369Z,
  videoId: Uuid: 31ff5550-da75-47f4-8b41-926512f74691,
  name: 'My video',
  previewImageLocation: null }```