Difficulty: Beginner
Estimated Time: 5

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!

Astra Sign Up Page

Once you're signed up, onward!

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.

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Creating an Astra Database

Step 1 of 3

Create your Astra Database

First Login

When you log in the first time you'll find yourself looking at the main Astra dashboard screen that looks like the image below. click on the Add Database button.

Astra dashboard

Configure your database by selecting the Free plan.

Select free plan

Next, select a provider.

Select provider

Now, select a region near you for your database and click the Configure button.

Select region

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)

Configure and Create Database