Database Services

Databases may be created by any of our users for either research or course work.

Our database servers rely on highly available PostgreSQL clusters running pgpool2. Users can connect to a database proxy server, to interact with the back-end database cluster. All databases are periodically backed-up.

If you require immediate or custom database services, please contact the CS Department's technical staff at

Future Database Accounts and Authentication

We are currently developing a new PostgreSQL cluster. Users will use a web-based form on the CS department website to manage their databases. Keep a lookout here for more information during Spring 2022.

PostgreSQL Tutorials / Help

We suggest TutorialsPoint for a good set of PostgreSQL tutorials. Visit the postgresql website for more extensive documentation.

Help in the Command Line

Postgresql has built-in help information. For "meta" commands (such as \c), issue the command


For help with SQL syntax, use