Install and Upgrade Apache Cassandra

The Kinetic Platform uses Apache Cassandra as the primary data storage system. Cassandra is a highly available distributed database with linear scalability and fault tolerance on commodity hardware or cloud infrastructure. Cassandra relies on the concept of "quorum" to provide consistency and subsequently requires at least three database nodes for use with the Kinetic Platform.

Note: For initial development work, a one-node cluster will work. For example, you can set up a one
node cluster on a desktop using products such as Oracle VirtualBox or Docker Desktop.

See the Getting Started page in the Cassandra Documentation for installation and configuration instructions.