DataStax Astra (previously called Apollo) is a cloud-native DataBase-as-a-Service built on the DataStax distribution of Cassandra.  DataStax is a cloud data platform with smart data management services to reduce operational complexity of Cassandra clusters.  The Astra service is available on AWS, Azure and Google Cloud.


Download a secure connect bundle

In the Astra console, select the database to which you would like to connect with Hackolade.  Click on the Connect tab and select a driver, e.g. Node.js then click on the Download Bundle button 


DataStax Astra console - connect



In the Hackolade connection settings, choose the Installation option "DataStax Astra", then choose the downloaded secure-connect-<database name>.zip file for the bundle.


DataStax Astra connection settings



There are two ways to authenticate:

Authenticate with username and password

You must manually enter your username and password in the Authentication tab, as they are not part of the secure bundle:


Cassandra authentication


Authenticate with an authorization token

To obtain a token in the Astra console, go to the Settings tab then click on the Organization settings link under Application tokens.  In the token management page, select a role with sufficient rights so Hackolade can performer reverse-engineering and optionally forward-engineering, then click on the Generate Token button.


DataStax Astra console - token request


In the resulting screen, make sure to download the CSV:


DataStax Astra - token request result


In the Hackolade Authentication tab, select the token-based type, and paste the token from either the Astra screen or from the CSV file:


Cassandra connection auth token