How-to Install Apache Cassandra on Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic 32-64bit GNU/Linux Easy Guide

April 24th, 2015 by thelinuxevangelist

Apache Cassandra QuickStart for Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Linux

The Linux Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Install and Getting-Started with the Latest Apache Cassandra NoSQL Database for Ubuntu Linux 14.10 Utopic Unicorn Unity i386/amd64 Desktop.

Here is Described a Local Installation because for a System-Wide One the User Need to have Root-Privileges… The Default System Installation Instead is Pre-Configured to be in /var/lib/cassandra Directory with Logs in /var/log/cassandra.

Pre-Requisite to Cassandra 3.x Database Set-Up is the Oracle Java JDK 8 Installation on System!

The Content and Details of How-to Install Apache Cassandra on Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic are Essentials and Give Focus only to Instructions and Commands.

getting-started Apache Cassandra on Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic - Featured
  1. Download Latest Apache Cassandra Release:

    Apache Cassandra tar.gz
  2. Double-Click on Archive and Extract Cassandra into /tmp
    Install Apache Cassandra on Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic - tar.gz Archive Extraction
  3. Open Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Installing Apache Cassandra on Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic - Open Terminal
  4. Relocate Cassandra Directory
    mv /tmp/apache-cassandra* $HOME/cassandra/
    mkdir $HOME/cassandra/{commitlog,log,data,saved_caches}
  5. Edit Configuration File
    cd $HOME/cassandra
    nano conf/cassandra.yaml

    Modify the Following Lines:

    • data_file_directories:
      – /home/<username>/cassandra/data

    • commitlog_directory: /home/<username>/cassandra/commitlog

    • saved_caches_directory: /home/<username>/cassandra/saved_caches

  6. Set Log Directory
    nano conf/


  7. Required Oracle-Sun Official Java JDK 6 for Ubuntu:

    Installing Oracle JDK6 for Ubuntu
  8. Start Cassandra Instance
  9. Check Connection to Cassandra Instance with nodetool
    ./bin/nodetool --host ring

    The Output will Confirm that the Cassandra Database is Successfully Installed on Your Ubuntu System :)

  10. Getting-Started with Cassandra Database:

    Cassandra Quick-Start Guide
  11. Then Thanks to the Apache Software Foundation You are Able to Getting-Started with NoSQL Database Apache Cassandra on Ubuntu Linux.

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