With these simple bash scripts you can easily start up a small Cassandra cluster on EC2 for testing. Cassandra EC2 See the readme for instructions on how to use it.

Note: I found these scripts a useful template but they are a bit dated now and required a variety of fixes, in particular:

Worth noting that this is not intended for production use.

The Cluster Chef repo has chef scripts and poolparty recipes that can launch and provision a scalable cassandra cluster in the EC2 cloud. It can create either a persistent cluster (using EBS volumes that remain when the instances are decommissioned) or an ephemeral cluster (that uses the local scratch drives), and has optional support for NFS and hadoop. The chef cookbook is based on one by Benjamin Black

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Cassandra EC2 (last edited 2013-11-13 00:59:11 by GehrigKunz)