Apache Cassandra is a NoSQL database intended for storing large amounts of data in a decentralized, highly available cluster. NoSQL refers to a database with a data model other than the tabular relations used in relational databases such as MySQL, PostgreSQL, and Microsoft SQL.
- These instructions are intended for installing Cassandra 2 on a single Fedora 20 node.
- I’ll be working from a Liquid Web Self Managed Fedora 20 server, and I’ll be logged in as root.
- You may be able to skip to Step #2 if you already have a stable version of Java 7 (preferably the Oracle/Sun JVM). Check to see if your server already has Java installed by running the following command: java -version
First, you’ll follow a simple best practice: ensuring the list of available packages is up to date before installing anything new.
yum -y update
At this point, installing java is as simple as running just one command:
yum -y install java
For a refresher on editing files with vim see: New User Tutorial: Overview of the Vim Text Editor
Add the following information to the file you’ve created, using i to insert:
[datastax] name = DataStax Repo for Apache Cassandra
baseurl = http://rpm.datastax.com/community
enabled = 1
gpgcheck = 0
At this point, installing Cassandra is as simple as running just one command:
yum -y install dsc20
systemctl start cassandra
Check Cassandra Service Status
systemctl status cassandra
Enable Cassandra to Start at Boot
systemctl enable cassandra
Check Cassandra Node Status
If you get an error such as: ‘Failed to connect to ’127.0.0.1:7199′: Connection refused’
systemctl restart cassandra
service cassandra stop
Enter the Cassandra Command Line
The cqlsh interface should look similar to:
Connected to Test Cluster at localhost:9160.
[cqlsh 4.1.1 | Cassandra 2.0.10 | CQL spec 3.1.1 | Thrift protocol 19.39.0] Use HELP for help.