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DataStax Astra provides the ability to create databases built on the best distribution of Apache Cassandra, without managing database and infrastructure administration.
Frequently asked questions about DataStax Astra.
DataStax Astra includes guardrails to ensure good practices and promote optimal database configurations.
Database limits
DataStax Astra sets limits for databases to ensure good practices, foster availability, and promote optimal configurations for your database.
Release notes
DataStax Astra release notes provide information about new and improved features, known and resolved issues, and bug fixes.
Create an account and then create a database to get started with DataStax Astra.
Accessing the DataStax Astra API
Access and enable the DataStax Astra API.
Creating a DataStax Astra database
Create and launch an Astra database.
Using your new database
Learn about your new database and how you can get connected.
Obtaining database credentials
Download the connection credentials for your Astra database.
Obtain database credentials and connection details to access your database.
Obtaining database credentials
Download the connection credentials for your Astra database.
Providing access to Astra databases
Provide other members of your team with access to an Astra database.
Use database connection information to connect to databases using DataStax Studio, CQLSH, or by using a sample application.
Using Developer Studio
Use DataStax Developer Studio to connect with DataStax Astra databases created using the DataStax Cloud console.
Use CQLSH to interact with your database through CQL commands.
Using DataStax drivers
Use one of the DataStax drivers to connect to your Astra database.
Use supported DataStax tools to upload data to your Astra database.
Using dsbulk
Use dsbulk to load and unload data in your DataStax Astra database.
Using Kafka Connector
Deploy the DataStax Apache Kafka™ Connector to stream records from an Apache Kafka topic in your DataStax Astra database.
Resize, park, and terminate databases as needs and priorities change.
Resizing databases
Scale databases up or down based on your needs.
Parking databases
Park a database to reduce costs and manage resources efficiently.
Unparking databases
Unpark a database to place it into an active state and use the database again.
Terminating databases
Terminate databases that are no longer needed.
View connection details, performance metrics, and health details for databases in your organization.
Viewing database summary
View all databases in your organization, and select a database to view detailed information about the database.
Viewing database health and metrics
Select a database to view health metrics and performance information.
Database owners can issue requests to create or modify users in the DataStax Cloud console for other team members.
Adding organizations
Create additional organizations in DataStax Astra to manage groups of users.
Inviting users to join an organization
Invite users to join your organization and provide them with access based on the selected role.
Creating additional users
Administrator users can create additional users and give them privileges to access DataStax Astra databases.
Modifying passwords
Reset a lost or forgotten password to regain access to your account.
Security guidelines
Learn about DataStax security guidelines for DataStax Astra.
Learn about the pricing model and billing structure for DataStax Astra.
Managing payment methods
Update or delete your existing payment method.