How to Install and Getting Started with Apache Cassandra on Mac OS X Easy-Visual Guide

May 12, 2013 | By Regaz | Filed in: Uncategorized.

The Guide shows you Step-by-Step How to Install and Getting-Started with the Latest Apache Cassandra NoSQL Database for macOS 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.

The Contents and Details are Essentials and Give Focus only to Instructions and Commands.

Linux GNOME Penguin Cassandra
  1. Download Latest Apache Cassandra Release:

    Apache Cassandra tar.gz

  2. Double-Click on Archive and Extract Cassandra Into /tmp

  3. Open a Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

  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: /Users/USERNAME/cassandra/data

    • commitlog_directory: /Users/USERNAME/cassandra/commitlog

    • saved_caches_directory: /Users/USERNAME/cassandra/saved_caches

  6. Set Log Directory

    nano conf/



  7. Start Cassandra Instance

  8. Check Connection to Cassandra Instance with nodetool

    ./bin/nodetool --host ring

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

  9. Getting-Started with Cassandra Database:

    Cassandra Quick Start Guide

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