Downloading Cassandra

Latest version

Cassandra is moving to a monthly release process called Tick-Tock. Even-numbered releases (e.g. 3.2) contain new features; odd-numbered releases (e.g. 3.3) contain bug fixes only. If a critical bug is found, a patch will be released against the most recent bug fix release. Read more about tick-tock here.

Download the latest Cassandra release: 3.9 (pgp, md5 and sha1), released on 2016-09-29.

Older supported releases

The following older Cassandra releases are still supported:

Older (unsupported) versions of Cassandra are archived here.

Installation from Debian packages

echo "deb 36x main" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list.d/cassandra.sources.list
curl | sudo apt-key add -
sudo apt-get update
GPG error: 36x InRelease: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY A278B781FE4B2BDA

Then add the public key A278B781FE4B2BDA as follows:

sudo apt-key adv --keyserver --recv-key A278B781FE4B2BDA

and repeat sudo apt-get update. The actual key may be different, you get it from the error message itself. For a full list of Apache contributors public keys, you can refer to

sudo apt-get install cassandra


Development is done in the Apache Git repository. To check out a copy:

git clone