Installing the DataStax Distribution of Apache Cassandra on Azure Marketplace

Notes on deploying DDAC on the Azure Marketplace.

Some things to know about deploying the DataStax Distribution of Apache Cassandra™ (DDAC):

  • Installation of DDAC on Azure uses the binary tarball 5.1.12.
  • The DDAC Azure Marketplace deployment creates between 3 and 20 nodes.
  • For high availability, DDAC Azure Marketplace deployment use single-region multiple-fault domains.
  • Each DDAC node runs as a process on the Ubuntu 16.04 image.
  • The DDAC Azure Marketplace deployment allows for the following instances types:
    • D8S_V3 (4 cores/32GB)
    • D16S_V3(8 cores/64GB)
    • D32S_V3(16 cores/128GB)
    • D64S_V3(32 cores/256GB)
  • Each instance includes a 1 or 2 TB Premium SSD external drive along with the 30 GiB OS drive.

    Mounted on /data/cassandra.

  • Each instance includes OpenJDK version 1.8.0_191.
  • Secure Shell (SSH) access is provided to each instance using the username and password set during deployment configuration.