Before using the DataStax driver, review the Best practices for DataStax drivers to understand the rules and recommendations for improving performance and minimizing resource utilization in applications that use a DataStax driver.
DataStax recommends using the unified DataStax driver. See this blog post for more information. You can also use the DataStax Enterprise (DSE) drivers, which exposes the same API for connecting to Cassandra databases.
See the details for using your specific driver: