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Introducing the DataStax Sandbox

By Robin Schumacher -  March 31, 2014 | 6 Comments

Robin Schumacher

I’m pleased to announce the DataStax Sandbox, which is a virtual machine (VM) image that contains a Linux-based bundle of DataStax software – DataStax Enterprise (DSE), OpsCenter, DevCenter, and a number of easy to use utilities – that’s designed to make it simple for you to get up to speed quickly with DataStax software.

All you have to do is download the Sandbox, load it into your VMware or Oracle Virtualbox player, and you instantly have a full running copy of DataStax software to try. No installation, configuration, etc., is necessary.

You can immediately start writing CQL queries with DevCenter and the CQL utility, monitor Cassandra with OpsCenter, and try out our DSE analytics and enterprise search demos. A guided tutorial walks you through each of these exercises in step-by-step fashion.

The DataStax Sandbox isn’t designed for production installs and has just a few prerequisites for use (e.g. 8GB of RAM, etc.) It’s available for you to download now and is completely free to use for as long as you’d like.

If you’ve not tried DataStax software yet, I encourage you to download and try out the DataStax Sandbox now. And if you have suggestions for improving the Sandbox, don’t hesitate to contact us at


  1. leevictorforrest says:

    what the username and password for datastax sandbox now

  2. Robin Schumacher Robin Schumacher says:

    See our install instructions for current login credentials for the Sandbox:

  3. Vikas says:

    I dont have internet inside the Sandbox is it how it was supposed to be?

  4. Pankaj Gupta says:

    Could you please share the download size for Virtual box sandbox provided by Datastax ?
    I have checked in document and it has asked for 20 GB space. Will it download 20 GB for Virtual Box or that much space should be available in disk where sandbox is present ?

  5. Ajay says:

    where do i get the credentials for the datastax demo profile when i start the sandbox it asks for password for datastax not datastax demo where do i see the password for this

  6. Robin Schumacher Robin Schumacher says:

    The install and usage instructions are here: The credentials are datastax/datastax.

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