Apache Cassandra NoSQL Database Quick-Start on Linux Mint 15 Olivia 32/64bit Easy-Visual Guide

July 30th, 2013 by Regaz

Install Apache Cassandra on Linux Mint 15

The Guide Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Install and Getting-Started with the Latest Apache Cassandra NoSQL Database for Linux Mint 15 Olivia Cinnamon/Mate/KDE/Xfce 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 Contents and Details are Essentials and Give Focus only to Instructions and Commands.

Install Apache Cassandra on Linux Mint 15 - Featured
  1. Download Latest Apache Cassandra Release:

    Apache Cassandra tar.gz
  2. Double-Click on Archive and Extract into /tmp
    Install Apache Cassandra on Linux Mint 15 - Archive Extraction
  3. Open a Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)
    Install Apache Cassandra on Linux Mint 15 - 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/log4j-server.properties


  7. Start Cassandra Instance
  8. How-to Install Required Oracle-Sun JDK6 for Linux Mint:

    Installing Oracle JDK6 for Mint
  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 Linux Mint.

    Getting-Started with Hadoop/Map-Reduce on Linux Mint:

    Quick-Start Hadoop/MapReduce for Mint

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