Using a Cassandra Perl Client Driver to Access Amazon Keyspaces Programmatically - Amazon Keyspaces (for Apache Cassandra)

Using a Cassandra Perl Client Driver to Access Amazon Keyspaces Programmatically

This section shows you how to connect to Amazon Keyspaces by using a Perl client driver. For this code sample we used Perl 5. Amazon Keyspaces requires the use of Transport Layer Security (TLS) to help secure connections with clients.


To create a secure connection, our code samples use the Amazon digital certificate to authenticate the server before establishing the TLS connection. The Perl driver doesn't validate the certificate, which means you can't confirm that the server you are connecting to is an Amazon server. The second step, to configure the driver to use TLS when connecting to Amazon Keyspaces is still required, and ensures that data transferred between the client and server is encrypted.

  1. Download the Cassandra DBI driver from and install the driver to your Perl environment. The exact steps depend on the environment, a common example follows below.

    cpanm DBD::Cassandra
  2. Create a file for your application.

  3. Add the following sample code to the file.

    use DBI; my $user = "ServiceUserName"; my $password = "ServicePassword"; my $db = DBI->connect(";port=9142;tls=1;", $user, $password); my $rows = $db->selectall_arrayref("select * from system_schema.keyspaces"); print "Found the following Keyspaces...\n"; for my $row (@$rows) { print join(" ",@$row['keyspace_name']),"\n"; } $db->disconnect;

    Ensure that the ServiceUserName and ServicePassword match the user name and password you obtained when you generated the service-specific credentials by following the steps to Generate Service-Specific Credentials.


    For a list of available endpoints, see Service Endpoints for Amazon Keyspaces.

  4. Run the application.