Last Updated: February 25, 2016
· igosuki

Running Cassandra on JDK 1.7

Even though it is compiled with the JDK 1.7, Cassandra is advised to run on the latest version of the 1.6 JDK.

One of the problems of running it on the latest JDK is the Snappy Compressor library that Cassandra uses at version 1.0.4.

In order to run Cassandra on the 1.7 JDK just update the snappy java library with the latest version/milestone (1.0.5.M2 at the time of this tip).