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!

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

Step 1 of 3

Create your Astra Database

First Login

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.

Astra Add Database

Configure your database by selecting the Free plan.

Select free plan

Next, select a provider and region. Then, click Configure.

Select provider and 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