Welcome to the world of CQL! Now, since you have a working installation of Cassandra ready, it's time to learn and practice with CQL in a step-by-step manner. Let's open a CQL console and run a few most basic queries in order to get a feel for it.
First things first; let's see how to start console, and then move on to running queries on it for reading/writing data.
cqlsh is a Python-based command-line client for Cassandra. It allows you to run CQL queries directly onto Cassandra database.
On a Unix-flavored machine, you have virtually nothing to do in order to start
Prior to Cassandra 1.2, default CQL version was 2.0 and we were ...