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Cassandra One-Click App Setup


One of the many available One-Click Apps that we have is Cassandra. Apache Cassandra is a highly scalable, high-performance distributed database designed to handle large amounts of data across many commodity servers, providing high availability with no single point of failure. It is a type of NoSQL database.


  • Orbit created with Cassandra image

  • Running Orbit

Creating Your Orbit

  1. To create your application, you must create a Photon. You can do so by selecting the Photon tab after selecting 'Create Orbit'

  2. Once there, you will see a list of available photons that you can create. Select one and it will bring you to a detailed page

    Photon List Photon Description
  3. Scroll down to the details and you can start selecting options for your photon as well as setting up credentials.

    Photon Details
  4. Once everything is filled in, just press Create and you can move on to the next step

SSH into Orbit

  1. First we need to check some details on our orbit by first navigating to the “My Orbits” tab.

    My Orbits
  2. Once there, click on the Orbit you want to connect to and check for three things:

    • IP Address

    • Running Status

    • Source Image(Ubuntu, Debian, Centos, Fedora)

    Orbit Details
  3. Once you have confirmed that your Orbit is running and you have the other information. Open up your console.

  4. Now you can SSH into your Orbit by running.

    ssh [email protected]
    • IP Address: We got this from the detail page, in this case it is “”

    • Image: We got this from the source image in the details page. It should be one of the following: ubuntu, debian, fedora, centos

    • Note: A full command for this example would be: “ssh [email protected]

Starting Cassandra

  1. Once you are SSH'd into the server you will see the following.

    Cassandra CMD
  2. You can use Cassandra through the docker by running

    docker exec -it cassandra bash
    Cassandra Server
  3. You can also test your Cassandra cluster by running the following

    Cassandra Test
  4. With everything working, you should be good to go with your Cassandra orbit.