Download Apache Cassandra™

Official Apache Cassandra

To get started with your download, select an official version of Apache Cassandra from the table below.

All Linux distributions and Mac OS X 10.x
apache-cassandra-3.5-bin.tar.gz [PGP] [MD5] [SHA5]
Latest Ubuntu LTS or Debian Stable


Vendor-provided Cassandra Distributions

DataStax Distribution of Apache Cassandra

DataStax Distribution of Apache Cassandra™ (DDC) is a free packaged distribution of Apache Cassandra made available by DataStax. Besides Apache Cassandra itself, it includes the DataStax DevCenter tool, a Window’s installer, and DataStax’s professional documentation.

To get started with your download, select a DataStax Distribution of Apache Cassandra installer from the table below.

All Linux distributions and Mac OS X 10.x
Windows Server 2008/2012 or
Windows 7/8 (64-Bit)
MSI InstallerMSI InstallerMSI Installer
Red Hat Enterprise Linux / CentOS 6.5 or later
See "Instructions"See "Instructions"RPM Using Yum
Latest Ubuntu LTS or Debian Stable
See "Instructions"See "Instructions"DEB Using Apt-Get
Archived versions of DDC are also available.

Stratio Cassandra

Stratio Cassandra is a fork of Apache Cassandra where index functionality has been extended to provide near real time search such as ElasticSearch or Solr, including full text search capabilities and free multivariable search. It is achieved through an Apache Lucene based implementation of Cassandra secondary indexes, where each node of the cluster indexes its own data. Stratio Cassandra is one of the core modules on which Stratio’s BigData platform (SDS) is based.

Download Stratio Cassandra

DataStax Enterprise

DataStax Enterprise (DSE) is DataStax’s distribution of Apache Cassandra certified for production use and includes integrated analytics, search, in-memory capabilities, and advanced security.

DataStax Enterprise is free to use in development environments, production use requires requires a license or enrollment in the start-up program.

Learn about DSE on the DataStax website.


Next Steps

Connect a Client Driver

Building a cloud application is easy with drivers that are as robust as Cassandra itself.  You can find drivers and tutorials here.


Take Your Understanding up a Level

Learn how to run and use Cassandra like an expert with free online training. See the options on this page.