Skip to main content
This is a pre-production deployment of Warehouse. Changes made here affect the production instance of PyPI (
Help us improve Python packaging - Donate today!

Quickstart tool for installing and managing Cassandra in development environments

Project Description

Cassandra Quickstart

This tool downloads Cassandra, Java, ccm, and drivers into your home
directory (~/.cassandra-quickstart) and starts a single node Cassandra
cluster. This is meant to be useful for prototyping and development
tasks, not for production.

The idea is to have a one-liner to install everything you need to use
Cassandra on Linux, Mac OSX, or Windows. The only requirement is that
you have Python installed (2.7 tested) which every Linux and Mac
system should have pre-installed. In the future I plan to distribute
an .exe for Windows that bundles all the requirements.

Ubuntu / Debian:
- sudo apt-get install python-setuptools
- sudo easy_install cassandra-quickstart
- cassandra-quickstart install

- sudo python -m easy_install -U setuptools
- sudo python -m easy_install cassandra-quickstart
- cassandra-quickstart install

Windows compatibility is broken in this 0.1 release.


.. code::

usage: cassandra-quickstart [-h] [--config CONFIG_DIRECTORY] [--name CLUSTER_NAME]
{install,destroy,start,stop,cqlsh,nodetool,status,help} ...

Cassandra Quickstart

positional arguments:
install Install Cassandra
destroy Remove Cassandra
start Start Cassandra
stop Stop Cassandra
cqlsh Cassandra Shell
nodetool Cassandra node management tool (ex: nodetool ring)
status Print status of cluster

optional arguments:
-h, --help show this help message and exit
Configuration directory (default is ~/.cassandra-
--name CLUSTER_NAME Name of the cluster to operate on (default is

Release History

This version
History Node


History Node


History Node


Download Files

Download the file for your platform. If you're not sure which to choose, learn more about installing packages.

File Name & Hash SHA256 Hash Help Version File Type Upload Date
(6.9 kB) Copy SHA256 Hash SHA256
Source Aug 1, 2014

Supported By

WebFaction WebFaction Technical Writing Elastic Elastic Search Pingdom Pingdom Monitoring Dyn Dyn DNS Sentry Sentry Error Logging CloudAMQP CloudAMQP RabbitMQ Heroku Heroku PaaS Kabu Creative Kabu Creative UX & Design Fastly Fastly CDN DigiCert DigiCert EV Certificate Rackspace Rackspace Cloud Servers DreamHost DreamHost Log Hosting