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Apache Cassandra Essentials by Nitin Padalia

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Chapter 1. Getting Your Cassandra Cluster Ready

In this chapter, you'll learn how to set up and run our own Cassandra cluster. We'll look at the prerequisites that need to be considered before setting up a Cassandra cluster. We'll also see a Cassandra installation layout, so that we can easily locate different configuration files, tools, and utilities later on. We will discuss key configuration options that are required for cluster deployment. Then, we'll run our cluster and use Cassandra tools to verify our cluster status, some stats, and its version.

Installation

Apache provides source as well as binary tarballs and Debian packages. However, third-party vendors, such as Datastax, provide MSI installer, Linux RPM, Debian packages, and UNIX and ...

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