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Elassandra is a fork of Elasticsearch modified to run on top of Apache Cassandra.
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Official Elassandra Image

This source code is available on GitHub.

Elassandra is a fork of Elasticsearch modified to run on top of Apache Cassandra in a scalable and resilient peer-to-peer architecture. Elasticsearch code is embedded in Cassanda nodes providing advanced search features on Cassandra tables and Cassandra serve as an Elasticsearch data and configuration store.

Check-out the elassandra documentation for detailed instructions.

Commercial support is available from Strapdata.

Basic usage

docker pull strapdata/elassandra

Start a single-node cluster

docker run --name my-elassandra strapdata/elassandra

Connect with cqlsh

docker exec -it my-elassandra cqlsh

or :

docker run -it --link my-elassandra --rm strapdata/elassandra cqlsh my-elassandra

Connect to Elasticsearch API with curl

docker exec -it my-elassandra curl localhost:9200

or :

docker run -it --link my-elassandra --rm strapdata/elassandra curl my-elassandra:9200

Connect to Cassandra nodetool

docker exec -it my-elassandra nodetool status

Exposed ports

  • 7000: Intra-node communication
  • 7001: TLS intra-node communication
  • 7199: JMX
  • 9042: CQL
  • 9142: encrypted CQL
  • 9160: thrift service
  • 9200: ElasticSearch HTTP
  • 9300: ElasticSearch transport


  • /var/lib/cassandra

Advanced Usage

This image is a fork of the Cassandra "Official Image" modified to run Elassandra.

We added some more features to the images, described below.


Elassandra logging is configured with the file logback.xml.
It is parametrized with environment variables and thus allows to manage debug levels from your docker env section.



A script can be use for readiness probe as follow:

        command: [ "/bin/bash", "-c", "/" ]
      initialDelaySeconds: 15
      timeoutSeconds: 5


All the environment variables that work for configuring the official Cassandra image continue to work here (e.g CASSANDRA_RPC_ADDRESS, CASSANDRA_LISTEN_ADDRESS...).

But for convenience, we provide an extended mechanism for configuring almost everything in cassandra.yaml and elasticsearch.yml, directly from the docker env section.

For instance, to configure cassandra num_tokens and elasticsearch http.port we do like this :

docker run \
  -e CASSANDRA__num_tokens=16 \
  -e ELASTICSEARCH__http__port=9201 \

Notice that __ are replaced by . in the generated yaml files.

It does not work to configure yaml arrays, such as cassandra seeds...

Run cassandra only

To disable Elasticsearch, set the CASSANDRA_DAEMON to org.apache.cassandra.service.CassandraDaemon, default is org.apache.cassandra.service.ElassandraDaemon.

docker run \
  -e CASSANDRA_DAEMON=org.apache.cassandra.service.CassandraDaemon \

Init script

Every .sh files found in / will be sourced before to start elassandra.

docker run -v $(pwd)/ strapdata/elassandra
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