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MindsDB Cloud as a SQL Database

MindsDB Cloud provides a powerful MySQL API that allows cloud users to connect to it. The first step to connect is to use the MindsDB Cloud user. If you haven't signup to the MindsDB Cloud follow the steps explained here. After that you can use one of the below db clients:

MySQL client

Open mysql client and run:

mysql -h --port 3306 -u -p
The required parameters are:

  • -h: Host name of mindsdbs mysql api (by default takes if not specified)
  • --port: TCP/IP port number for connection(3306)
  • -u: MindsDB Cloud username
  • -p: MindsDB Cloud password



If you are using Dbeaver make sure to select Driver for MySQL 8 or later. If the driver is missing you can download it and add it from the database-drivers section.

  1. From the navigation menu, click Connect to database.
  2. Search MySQL 8+. Connect mysql 8

  3. Select the MySQL 8+ or MySQL.

  4. Click on Next.
  5. Add the Hostname (
  6. Add the Database name (leave empty).
  7. Add Port (3306).
  8. Add the database user (your MindsDB Cloud username).
  9. Add Password for the user (your MindsDB Cloud password).
  10. Click on Finish.


MindsDB Database

At startup mindsdb database will contain 2 tables predictors and commands.


All of the newly trained machine learning models will be visible as a new record inside the predictors table. The predictors columns contains information about each model as:

  • name - The name of the model.
  • status - Training status(training, complete, error).
  • accuracy - The model accuracy.
  • predict - The name of the target variable.
  • select_data_query - SQL select query to create the datasource.
  • external_datasource - Name of the pre-existing datasource created from GUI.
  • training options - Additional training parameters. The full list can be found at Predictor Interface docs.

Whitelist MindsDB Cloud IP address

If you need to whitelist MindsDB Cloud IP address to have access to your database, reach out to MindsDB team so we can share the Cloud static IP with you.