Apache Cassandra is an open-source NoSQL database system with high availability and without compromising performance. As Cassandra belongs to the NoSQL category, it stores data in the form of key value pairs. Many large companies like Github, NetFlix, Reddit and Instagram are using Apache Cassandra. In this tutorial we will learn how to install Apache Cassandra on Debian 11 bullseye.
How to Install Apache Cassandra on Debian 11
In this section given step by step procedure to install Cassandra on Debian 11. Let’s start to follow steps with few prerequisites.
Make sure that following requirements are satisfied before start installation:
- You should logged in as root or user with sudo privileges.
- Latest Java is installed
- Access to Apache Cassandra repository
Step 1 – Install Java
To install the latest Apache Cassandra it requires latest Java installed on your Debian 11 system. So if you don’t have latest Java installed you can install using following command:
sudo apt update
sudo apt install default-jdk
Once the process completed, verify the Java installation by typing:
The output should look something like this:
openjdk version "11.0.17" OpenJDK Runtime Environment (build 11.0.17+8-post-Debian-2) OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM (build 11.0.17+8-post-Debian-2, mixed mode, sharing)
Step 2 – Add Repository
Next, you need to add repository for the Apache Cassandra and import the GPG key using wget to the system:
wget -q -O - https://www.apache.org/dist/cassandra/KEYS | sudo apt-key add -
After adding GPG key, you can add the Cassandra repository by issuing the below mentioned command:
echo "deb https://downloads.apache.org/cassandra/debian 40x main" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list.d/cassandra.sources.list
Step 3 – Install Apache Cassandra
At this stage, you are now ready to install Cassandra on your Debian system.
Update the repository package list:
sudo apt update
After updating package, run the following command to install Apache Cassandra:
sudo apt install cassandra
Apache Cassandra service will automatically start after the installation process is complete.
Step 4 – Verify Apache Cassandra Installation
You can check status of cassandra service to verify it’s installation by issuing below command:
sudo nodetool status
It should show output something like below:
Datacenter: datacenter1 ======================= Status=Up/Down |/ State=Normal/Leaving/Joining/Moving -- Address Load Tokens Owns (effective) Host ID Rack UN 127.0.0.1 103.71 KiB 256 100.0% dd8f6709-08ef-45b8-881e-5c1b5bbfc7f7 rack1
That’s it. At this step, Apache Cassandra is installed on your Debian server.
You have successfully learned how to install Apache Cassandra on Debian 11. To learn more about Cassandra, visit the official Apache Cassandra Documentation page.
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