Apache Cassandra Database Installation in Windows
Table of Contents
- 1 Apache Cassandra Database Installation in Windows
- 2 Step 1: Pre-Requisites
- 3 Step 2: Download Cassandra
- 4 Step 3: Installation
- 5 Step 4: Start Cassandra Database
- 6 Step 5: Access Cassandra database
- 7 Step 6: DataStax DevCenter Download
- 8 Step 7: Configure Cassandra Database Details in DevCenter
In this article, I am going to show how to install Apache Cassandra Database in Windows. Apache Cassandra is a highly scalable, high-performance distributed database designed to handle large amounts of data across many commodity servers, providing high availability with no single point of failure.
It is a type of NoSQL database.
Step 1: Pre-Requisites
- >=Java 1.8 should be installed
Step 2: Download Cassandra
Apache Cassandra software we can’t download from official Apache Cassandra website for windows system so there is a partner website i.e DataStax to download for windows system.
Download Cassandra database from DataStax to install in windows.
Select version 6.7 and click on Download, and ddac-5.1.16.zip will be downloaded.
Step 3: Installation
Create a folder in D:\ drive as Cassandra and paste ddac-5.1.16.zip into it. Unzip it ddac-5.1.16
Step 4: Start Cassandra Database
Open windows command prompt, go to the bin folder inside ddac-5.1.16 and execute the cassandra.bat file and then Cassandra database will be started.
D:\>cd cassandra D:\cassandra>cd ddac-5.1.16 D:\cassandra\ddac-5.1.16>cd bin D:\cassandra\ddac-5.1.16\bin>cassandra.bat
Step 5: Access Cassandra database
There are 3 ways to access Cassandra database
- Executing cqlsh.bat which is available in the bin folder inside ddac-5.1.16
- Use DataStax DevCenter ( Which is no longer support but currently we can use it)
- Use DataStax Studio ( DevCenter replaced by Studio)
In this article, I am going to using DataStax DevCenter to access the Cassandra Database.
Step 6: DataStax DevCenter Download
There is no .exe file to installation and its packaged software so just download it is a zip file and unzip it and then start the tool.
Go to website –> Tools –> DataStax DevCenter
Click on Download to download the DevCenter as zip and copy into D:/cassandra and unzip it as follows
Go to D:\cassandra\DevCenter and double click on DevCenter to start the DataStax studio to access the Cassandra database.
Step 7: Configure Cassandra Database Details in DevCenter
Click on Create New Connection, and enter the details as follows.
Contact Hosts: localhost
Native Protocol Port: 9042
Click on Add to add contact hosts into active.
Click on Next
Enter the default login name: cassandra
Enter the default password: cassandra
And click on Try to establish a Connection to validate the given details
Connection successfully created and right-click on connection 1 and click on Open Connection
Now Cassandra database connected successfully and you can create keyspace.
I hope you understand “Apache Cassandra Database Installation in Windows”, Thanks for reading. Please comment.
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