Try out DataStax Distribution of Apache Cassandra on a single node

Quickly install a single instance of DDAC on any Linux-based platform using a binary tarball.

Use these instructions to install a single instance of DataStax Distribution of Apache Cassandra™ 3.11 (DDAC) on Linux-based platforms using a binary tarball.

This installation is intended only for demonstration purposes. For other installations, see Installing the DataStax Distribution of Apache Cassandra 3.11.

Prerequisites

Procedure

Important: By downloading the DataStax Distribution of Apache Cassandra™, you confirm that you agree to the DataStax Distribution of Apache Cassandra Terms.

In a terminal window:

  1. Verify that a required version of Java is installed:
    java -version
    If Oracle Java, the results should look like:
    java version "1.8.0_181"
    Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_181-b13)
    Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 25.181-b13, mixed mode)
  2. Download the tarball.
  3. Extract the files:
    tar -xzvf ddac-version_number-bin.tar.gz

    For example:

    tar -xzvf ddac-5.1.17-bin.tar.gz
  4. Start Cassandra from the installation directory:
    bin/cassandra
  5. Verify that Cassandra is running from the installation directory:
    bin/nodetool status
    Results:
    Datacenter: Cassandra
    =====================
    Status=Up/Down
    |/ State=Normal/Leaving/Joining/Moving
    --  Address    Load       Tokens  Owns    Host ID                               Rack
    UN  127.0.0.1  82.43 KB   128     ?       40725dc8-7843-43ae-9c98-7c532b1f517e  rack1

What's next

See Getting started with DDAC and Accessing data using CQL.