FluentCassandra is a .NET library for accessing Cassandra, which wraps the THrift client library and provides a more fluent POCO interface for accessing and querying the objects in Cassandra.
Taken from the "Cassandra Jump Start For Windows" by Nick Berardi: http://www.coderjournal.com/2010/03/cassandra-jump-start-for-the-windows-developer/
- Download Cassandra from http://cassandra.apache.org/
- Extract Cassandra to a directory of your choice (I used c:\development\cassandra)
Set the following environment variables
JAVA_HOME (To the directory where you install the JRE, this should not be the bin directory) CASSANDRA_HOME (To the directory you extracted the files to in step 1)
Modify your Cassandra config file as you like and don't forget to update the directory locations from a UNIX like path to something on your windows directory (in my example the config file is located at c:\development\cassandra\conf\storage-conf.xml)
Open cmd and run the cassandra.bat file (in my example the batch file is located at c:\development\cassandra\bin\cassandra.bat)
cd c:\development\cassandra\bin\ .\cassandra.bat
You can verify that Cassandra is running, by trying to connect to the server. To do this open a new cmd and run the cassandra-cli.bat file from the bin directory.
cd c:\development\cassandra\bin\ .\cassandra-cli.bat connect localhost/9160