Connecting to Apache Cassandra

Szymon Karpęcki - Dataedo Team Szymon Karpęcki 26th October, 2021
Applies to: Dataedo 10.x (current) versions, Article available also for: 9.x

This article explains how to connect Dataedo to Apache Cassandra (and compatibile databases) and import metadata - tables, views, keys, etc..

Add new connection

To connect to Cassandra database create new documentation by clicking Add documentation and choosing Database connection.

Connection to Cassandra

On the Add documentation screen choose Cassandra.

Cassandra add docs

Connection details

Provide database connection details:

  • Host - provide a host name or address where a database is on. E.g. 10.10.8.20, server17.ourdomain.com or 192.168.0.37.
  • Port - provide a port at which Cassandra database is listening on (default is 9042)
  • User and password (optional) - provide your Cassandra username and password if required by database.
  • Keyspace - type in keyspace name or click [...] and choose it from the list.

Cassandra connection form

Saving password

You can save password for later connections by checking Save password option. Passwords are saved in the repository database.

Importing schema

When connection was successful Dataedo will read objects and show a list of objects found. You can choose which objects to import. You can also use advanced filter to narrow down list of objects.

Cassandra objects to import

Confirm list of objects to import by clicking Next.

Next screen allows you to change default name of the documentation under which your schema will be visible in Dataedo repository.

Cassandra documentation title

Click Import to start the import.

Cassandra importing progress

When done close import window with Finish button.

Cassandra finished import

Output

Your database has been imported to new documentation in the repository.

Cassandra documentation

Cassandra support

Learn more about Cassandra support in Dataedo.

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