The CAT offers PostgreSQL and MySQL databases. Any faculty, staff, or student with an MCECS account is eligible for database access. Currently we are running MySQL 5.5.4 and PostgreSQL 9.3.6.
How to get a new PostgreSQL or MySQL account
To get an account, visit the cat office in FAB 82-01 with your student ID and ask for either a PostgreSQL or a MySQL account (or one of each, if you’d like). These two accounts are separate, so be sure to do some research on each type of SQL to find which is best for your needs.
Your username and the name of your database will be your MCECS username, and cannot be changed. However, you will be presented with a new password for logging into your SQL account, which you can change. This password will be DIFFERENT from your normal MCECS password. Also note this if you sign up for both MySQL and PostgreSQL access, these two passwords will be different from each other.
How to access your PostgreSQL and MySQL databases