Getting started with DataStax Enterprise 5.1
Information about using DataStax Enterprise (DSE) for Administrators.
This topic provides basic information and a roadmap to documentation for System Administrators new to DataStax Enterprise.
Before diving into administration tasks, you can save a lot of time when setting up and operating DataStax Enterprise (DSE) in a production environment by learning a few basics first:
Cassandra-based applications and clusters are much different than relational databases and use a data model based on the types of queries, not on modeling entities and relationships. Architecture in brief contains key concepts and terminology for understanding the database.
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The following are not administrator-specific but are presented to give you a fuller picture of the database:
DataStax offers a variety of ways to set up a cluster:
- On premises
For help with choosing an install type, see Which install method should I use?
DSE Advanced Security provides fine-grained user and access controls to keep applications data protected and compliant with regulatory standards like PCI, SOX, HIPAA, and the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Key topics include:
The DSE database includes the default role cassandra with password cassandra. This is a superuser login has full access to the database. DataStax recommends only using the cassandra role once during initial authentication configuration to establish your own superuser and then disabling the cassandra role. See Creating superuser accounts.
The most commonly used operations include: