Before you start:
- Get an understanding of Cassandra/NoSQL concepts and terminology by going through the Apache Cassandra Glossary: http://io.typepad.com/glossary.html.
- Getting Get familiar with the prerequisites for using Cassandrabasics of Cassandra by going through the following: https://wiki.apache.org/cassandra/GettingStarted.
- Also, note that Cassandra requires the most stable version of Java 7 or 8 you can deploy; preferably the Oracle/Sun JVM.
See the following topics: