Downloading Cassandra

Latest Beta Version

Download the latest Apache Cassandra 4.0 beta release: 4.0-beta2 (pgp, sha256 and sha512), released on 2020-08-31.

Latest Stable Version

Download the latest Apache Cassandra 3.11 release: 3.11.8 (pgp, sha256 and sha512), released on 2020-08-31.

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 311x main" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list.d/cassandra.sources.list
curl | sudo apt-key add -
sudo apt-get update
GPG error: 311x 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

Installation from RPM packages

name=Apache Cassandra
sudo yum install cassandra

Start Cassandra (will not start automatically):

service cassandra start

Systemd based distributions may require to run systemctl daemon-reload once to make Cassandra available as a systemd service. This should happen automatically by running the command above.

Make Cassandra start automatically after reboot:

chkconfig cassandra on

Please note that official RPMs for Apache Cassandra only have been available recently and are not tested thoroughly on all platforms yet. We appreciate your feedback and support and ask you to post details on any issues in the corresponding Jira ticket.


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

git clone