# How to install Cassandra on macOS using Homebrew

This post provides a step-by-step guide with a list of commands on how to install Apache Cassandra on macOS using Homebrew.

This post provides a step-by-step guide with a list of commands on how to install Apache Cassandra on macOS using Homebrew. Apache Cassandra is a free and open-source, distributed, wide column store, NoSQL database management system.

## What is Cassandra?

“Apache Cassandra is a free and open-source, distributed, wide column store, NoSQL database management system designed to handle large amounts of data across many commodity servers, providing high availability with no single point of failure. Cassandra offers robust support for clusters spanning multiple datacenters, with asynchronous masterless replication allowing low latency operations for all clients.” ~ Wikipedia

## What is Homebrew?

Homebrew is a free and open-source software package management system that simplifies the installation of software on Apple’s macOS operating system. It is known as the missing package manager for macOS.

## Quick Commands

The following is the single command required to install Cassandra on macOS using Homebrew.

$brew install cassandra  ## Brew Commands This section provides a quick set of commands on how to install Cassandra on macOS using Homebrew. It is assumed that Homebrew is already installed. If not, please follow this link. $ brew update             # Fetch latest version of homebrew and formula.
$brew search cassandra # Searches all known formulae for a partial or exact match.$ brew info cassandra     # Displays information about the given formulae.
$brew install cassandra # Install the given formulae.$ brew cleanup            # Remove any older versions from the cellar.


## Summary

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Cassandra on macOS making use of Homebrew. Follow me on any of the different social media platforms and feel free to leave comments.