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IBM Cloud Databases for DataStax connection
IBM Cloud Databases for DataStax connection

IBM Cloud Databases for DataStax connection

To access your data in IBM Cloud Databases for DataStax, create a connection asset for it.

IBM Cloud Databases for DataStax is a scale-out NoSQL database in IBM Cloud that is built on Apache Cassandra. It’s designed to power real-time applications with high availability and massive scalability.

Create a connection to IBM Cloud Databases for DataStax

To create the connection asset, you need these connection details:

  • Host name
  • Port number
  • Username and password
  • Keyspace
  • SSL certificate (if required by the database server)

Recommended values to insert into "SSL certificate", "Key certificate" and "Private key" fields can be found in secure-connect-bundle.zip. It can be downloaded from the Databases for DataStax instance (tab Overview). After downloading secure connect bundle, unzip it, and you'll find the following:

  • SSL certificate property: contents of ca.crt
  • Private key property: contents of key In order to paste contents of key into Private key property, it has to be parsed to one-line. It can be done for example by executing following in the console: tr -d '\n' < key. The output from this command can be put into Private key property.

  • Key certificate property: contents of cert

For Private connectivity, to connect to a database that is not externalized to the internet (for example, behind a firewall), you must set up a secure connection.

Choose the method for creating a connection based on where you are in the platform

In a project Click Assets > New asset > Data access tools > Connection. See Adding a connection to a project.


In a catalog Click Add to catalog > Connection. See Adding a connection asset to a catalog.


In a deployment space Click Add to space > Connection. See Adding connections to a deployment space.


In the Platform assets catalog Click New connection. See Adding platform connections.

Next step: Add data assets from the connection

Where you can use this connection

Projects

  • Data Refinery (Watson Studio or Watson Knowledge Catalog)
  • SPSS Modeler (Watson Studio)

IBM Cloud Databases for DataStax setup

Getting Started with IBM Cloud Databases for DataStax

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IBM Cloud Databases for DataStax Documentation

Parent topic: Supported connections