Download DataStax Community Edition — Apache Cassandra™

What is DataStax Community Edition Apache Cassandra?

DataStax Community Edition is a free packaged distribution of Apache Cassandra made available by DataStax. There’s no faster, easier way to get started with Apache Cassandra than to download, install, and use DataStax Community Edition.

Brand new to Apache Cassandra and need a tutorial? Get started with the 10 minute walkthrough for developers and administrators.

DataStax Community Edition Consists of Several Components:

• The “Most Stable and Recommended Release”, “Latest Development Release” or “Archive Release” of Apache Cassandra
• DataStax OpsCenter Monitoring Tool (Included in the Windows .MSI installer packages; click here to download & setup OpsCenter for other operating systems)
• Sample application and demo database
• Smart installers for Linux, Windows, and Macintosh

Step 1: Download Apache Cassandra

To get started with your download, select a version of DataStax Community Edition Apache Cassandra from the table below.  To learn about the differences between each available release, hover over the circular “i” icon at the top of each column.

 
v2.0.11(Stable & Recommended)
The "Stable & Recommended" release of DataStax Community Edition contains the most stable version of Apache Cassandra; this release is suggested for those looking to use open source Apache Cassandra in a production environment.
v2.1.2(Latest Development Release)
The "Latest Developmet Replease" of DataStax Community Edition contains the most up-to-date version of Apache Cassandra; this release is not suggested for use in a production environment.
v1.2.19
(Archive)
The "Archive" release of DataStax Community Edition contains a version of Apache Cassandra that falls one release behind the "Stable & Recommended" version.

The "Archive" release is suitable for use in a production environment, but patches and updates may no longer be supported, and feature-sets are limited.
Unix & Mac OS X 10.x
Tarball 2.0.11Tarball 2.1.2Tarball 1.2.19
Windows Server 2008 /
Windows 7 (32-Bit)
MSI Installer (32 Bit) 2.0.11MSI Installer (32 Bit) 2.1.2MSI Installer (32 Bit) 1.2.19
Windows Server 2008 /
Windows 7 (64-Bit)
MSI Installer (64 Bit) 2.0.11MSI Installer (64 Bit) 2.1.2MSI Installer (64 Bit) 1.2.19
Centos 5.x, 6.x
Tarball 2.0.11RPM Using Yum 2.0.11Tarball 2.1.2RPM Using Yum 2.1.2Tarball 1.2.19RPM Using Yum 1.2.19
Red Hat Enterprise
Linux 5.x, 6.x
Tarball 2.0.11RPM Using Yum 2.0.11Tarball 2.1.2RPM Using Yum 2.1.2Tarball 1.2.19RPM Using Yum 1.2.19
Debian 6.x
Tarball 2.0.11DEB Using Apt-Get 2.0.11Tarball 2.1.2DEB Using Apt-Get 2.1.2Tarball 1.2.19DEB Using Apt-Get 1.2.19
Ubuntu 10.x, 11.x, 12.x
Tarball 2.0.11DEB Using Apt-Get 2.0.11Tarball 2.1.2DEB Using Apt-Get 2.1.2Tarball 1.2.19DEB Using Apt-Get 1.2.19

DataStax Enterprise 4.5

(Production Certified Apache Cassandra v2.0.10)

DataStax Enterprise provides production certified Apache Cassandra; integrated analytics, powered by Apache Spark; search, powered by Apache Solr; in-memory capabilities and advanced security.
DataStax Enterprise is free to use in development environments; to use it in production, you will need to purchase a license or be enrolled in the start-up program. DataStax Enterprise subscriptions also include 24x7x365 support packages.  Download DataStax Enterprise 4.5**Note: You will be taken to the DataStax Enterprise Download page and required to submit your information prior to download

Step 2: Review Installation Guides / Full Documentation

To get Apache Cassandra up-and-running, we recommend that you fully review the accompanying installation guides and documentation in the table below.  Please click on the documentation link, which matches the version of Apache Cassandra that you downloaded in step 1.

 
v2.0.11(Stable & Recommended)
v2.1.2(Latest Development Release)
v1.2.19(Archive)
Mac OS X 10.xTarballTarballTarball
Windows Server 2008/
Windows 7 (32-Bit)
MSI Installer (32 Bit)MSI Installer (32 Bit)MSI Installer (32 Bit)
Windows Server 2008 /
Windows 7 (64-Bit)
MSI Installer (64 Bit)MSI Installer (64 Bit)MSI Installer (64 Bit)
Centos 5.x, 6.xTarballRPM Using YumTarballRPM Using YumTarball RPM Using Yum
Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5.x, 6.x
TarballRPM Using YumTarballRPM Using YumTarballRPM Using Yum
Debian 6.xTarballDEB Using Apt-GetTarballDEB Using Apt-Get 2.1.1TarballDEB Using Apt-Get
Ubuntu 10.x, 11.x, 12.xTarballDEB Using Apt-GetTarballDEB Using Apt-GetTarballDEB Using Apt-Get

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 3: Connecting a Client Driver

To get Apache Cassandra working with the programming language of your choice, please review the recommended client drivers and their accompanying “Getting Started” tutorials in the table below.  The “Getting Started” tutorials, each specific to the listed languages, will provide you with basic commands and a simple understanding of how to connect a language client driver to your Apache Cassandra deployment.

 
Download from GitHub
Getting Started Tutorials
JavaDataStax Java Client DriverGetting Started with the DataStax Java Client Driver (Parts I, II, & III)
PythonDataStax Python Client DriverGetting Started with the DataStax Python Client Driver (Parts I & II)
RubyDataStax Ruby Client DriverGetting Started with the DataStax Ruby Client Driver
C# / .NETDataStax C# / .NET Client DriverGetting Started with the DataStax C# / .NET Client Driver
GoGoCQL Client DriverGetting Started with the Go Client Driver
Node.jsDataStax Node.js Client DriverGetting Started with the Node.js Client Driver
C++DataStax C++ Client DriverComing Soon

Step 4 (Optional): Cloud Deployment Guides

Interested in deploying Apache Cassandra in the cloud? The documentation links found in the table below will provide you with instructions on how to optimally deploy Apache Cassandra in specific cloud environments.

 
v2.0.11(Stable & Recommended)
v2.1.2(Latest Development Release)/span>
v1.2.19(Archive)
Amazon EC2Amazon EC2Amazon EC2Amazon EC2
1-Button Deploy Using
GoGrid
1-Button Deploy
Google Cloud ComputeComing SoonComing SoonComing Soon