Getting Started


This guide introduces the latest versions of Cassandra, DataStax Enterprise, and OpsCenter. It shows you how to install and set up a single-node cluster for evaluation.

You can install the cluster one of two ways:

For information about setting up a production cluster, see the Cassandra or DataStax Enterprise documentation.

DataStax Enterprise

An introduction to DataStax Enterprise, installation instructions, moving data to or from other databases, and the DSE demos.


A visual management and monitoring solution for Cassandra and DataStax Enterprise. At the end of each install section is a link to the correct procedure.

Key database concepts

A 30 second introduction to key Cassandra terminology.

Querying Cassandra

Quickly master inserting and retrieving data from Cassandra using CQL.