DataStax Astra

You can spin up a free Apache Cassandra cluster in the cloud using DataStax Astra. To use a Cassandra-as-a-Service cluster as Akka persistence, specify your secure connect bundle and credentials in your configuration instead of the contact points:

datastax-java-driver {
  basic {
    session-keyspace = my_keyspace
    cloud {
      secure-connect-bundle = /path/to/
  advanced {
    auth-provider {
      class = PlainTextAuthProvider
      # CLIENT ID and SECRET from Application Token that can be generated
      # from Token Management in Astra console.
      username = <CLIENT ID> 
      password = <CLIENT SECRET>
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