Apache Cassandra 1.0 Documentation

Introduction to Apache Cassandra and DataStax Community Edition

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This section contains information for installing a single node evaluation cluster of Apache Cassandra. For production or running Cassandra on multiple nodes, see Installing a Multiple Node Cluster.

The Install Types

There are three ways to get going on a single node cluster:

After installing and starting Cassandra, run the demo application to see Cassandra in action.

Learning about Cassandra

If you only want to learn more about Cassandra and how it works, see the following conceptual topics: