Getting Started with Astra
Hello and welcome to getting started with Astra!
The first step is to navigate to astra.datastax.com and sign up for an account!
Once you're signed up, onward!
This scenario is also available on our datastax.com/dev site, where you can find many more resources to help you succeed with Apache Cassandra™.
Congratulations! You've just completed the first step on the path to becoming an Astra database whiz!
In this quick scenario we've covered sign up, database creation, and where key pieces of information are that we'll need for subsequent steps.
Visit other scenarios to see how to use your Astra database!
Creating a Cassandra as a Service Database with Astra
Create your Astra Database
Let's create the database. Follow the steps outlined here. To make life easy, we have recommended the values you should use for this scenario.
NOTE: If you already have an Astra database with values that differ from what we suggested, you may have to adapt some of the operations in this scenario accordingly, or create an additional keyspace with the designated values.
If you don't already have an Astra database, when you log in the first time you'll see a screen that looks like the image below.
Configure your database by selecting the Free plan.
Next, select a provider and region. Then, click Configure.
Fill in the Configure and Create Database fields with the following values. Then, click the Create Database button.
- Database name: betterbotz
- Keyspace name: betterbotz
- Database username: betterbot
- Database password: your choice (must include a digit)