How to Install Cassandra on Linux Ubuntu

Apache Cassandra is a high performance open source, Masterless and NoSQL database. That provides scalability, fault tolerance and using in multiple nodes.

Most of replication node data in using the Cassandra providing high availability and zero points of failure.

Many companies using the Apache Cassandra include Facebook, Netflix, Cisco, Twitter, and many more.



  • Non root user, 2GB RAM
  • OpenJDK 8 OR OpenJDK 11 OR Oracle Java Standard Edition 8 OR Oracle Java Standard Edition 11

Step 1: Installing Java on Ubuntu

Fist check on your system java version installed or not.

java --version

Incase not installed in your system java. Then you can installed java below command through installed it.

sudo apt install openjdk-8-jdk

Then check again java version.

java --version

Install the apt-transport-https Package

sudo apt install apt-transport-https

Step 2:  Update the Linux ubuntu package

First update and upgrade the package

sudo apt update

sudo apt upgrade

Step 3: When update has completed, Then add use the Cassandra repository and Import GPG key in the system:

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://www.apache.org/dist/cassandra/debian 40x main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/cassandra.list'

wget -q -O - https://www.apache.org/dist/cassandra/KEYS | sudo apt-key add -


Step 4: Install Apache Cassandra

sudo apt update

sudo apt install Cassandra

sudo systemctl status cassandra

Now, verify the using node command.

sudo nodetool status

Step 5:  Rename the cluster name and IP address

sudo nano /etc/cassandra/cassandra.yaml

You can changed cassandra.yaml file in a cluster name, port no and seeds ip address.

Step 6: Test for cassandra checked for below command


This command through you can check Cassandra connection to the localhost.


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