DataStax Astra Developer Hub

Welcome to the DataStax Astra Developer Hub. You'll find comprehensive guides and documentation to help you start working with DataStax Astra as quickly as possible. Use the included APIs to create, modify, and terminate databases, and interact with the databases you create. Let's do it!

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Connecting to databases with DataStax Developer Studio

You can use DataStax Developer Studio to interact with Astra databases created using DataStax Astra.
When creating an Astra database, an embedded Developer Studio instance is automatically configured for interactive CQL commands. Each notebook in Developer Studio has only one connection, but a connection can serve multiple notebooks.


When using Developer Studio with an Astra database, understand the following limitations:

  • Each Astra database includes a Developer Studio instance that works only with that database.
  • Only the database owner can access the integrated Developer Studio. To share notebooks, you must export them for your teammates to upload.
  • Because each Astra database operates using a single keyspace, you cannot create additional keyspaces using Developer Studio.


Create a database using DataStax Astra.


  1. Open a browser, navigate to DataStax Astra, and log in.
  2. From the Databases page, under Actions, click the ellipsis () for the database you want to connect to and select Developer Studio.
    A DataStax Developer Studio instance that is connected to your Cassandra database opens.
  3. When prompted, enter the username and password used when creating your database through the DataStax Astra console.
  4. Click Save to save the credentials.


You can now interact with your Astra database using Developer Studio. Use the example notebook to create tables and rows in your keyspace.

Updated 19 days ago

Connecting to databases with DataStax Developer Studio

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