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!
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
Create your Astra Database
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.
Configure your database by selecting the Free plan.
Next, select a provider.
Now, select a region near you for your database and click the Configure button.
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)