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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Creating your Astra database

Complete the following steps to create and launch an Astra database using the DataStax Cloud console.

Procedure

  1. Open a browser, navigate to the DataStax Astra console, and log in.
  2. Click Create New Database.
  3. Select the service tier for your database.

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Note

You cannot change your compute size after creating your database creation. For paid tiers, you can add capacity units (CUs) to increase the storage size of the database for the selected service tier.

  1. Select your cloud provider:
  • AWS
  • GCP
  • Azure

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Note

There is no choice for the cloud provider for the Free tier.

  1. Select the region where you want to launch your database from the region menu.
  2. Define the database details:

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Important

The database name cannot be altered after the database is created. When entering a database name, use a meaningful name.

  • Enter a name for the database.
  • Enter the keyspace name where tables for the database will be created.
  • Enter the name of the database user, which can be re-entered as the database user for additional databases. DataStax Astra forces all names to lowercase; enclose the name in quotes to preserve case or use special characters in the name.

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Caution

Do not enter cassandra as the username for the database. By default, cassandra is reserved as the superuser.

  • Enter a password for the database user.
  1. To view estimated costs for the database, select Per Minute or Per Month.
    The estimates are calculated for when the database is running and parked.
  2. If creating your first database on a paid tier, select Enter Payment Details.
  • Enter the required credit card information and associated billing details.
  • Select Submit to save the entered billing information.
  1. Select Launch Database to create the database.

Results

A message indicates the database creation start time and an estimated time to complete database creation.
An email is sent when database creation is complete, including a link to the database. Select View Database to view your database.

Updated 24 days ago



Creating your Astra database


Complete the following steps to create and launch an Astra database using the DataStax Cloud console.

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