Database Services

Category: Business Tools
Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students, IT


The ACCC hosts two types of local database servers for use by individuals, departments, or other campus groups: MySQL and MSSQL. Both are relational database management systems (RDBMS) that support multiple databases and that allow multiple people to access each one.



MS SQL is Microsoft's proprietary relational database server; its primary query languages are T-SQL and ANSI SQL.

  • SQL 2014
  • Service Accounts can be created or use of ACCC Active Directory accounts to access your database.
  • SQL Server Management Studio is available for download from Microsoft to manage your MS SQL database.


MySQL databases are a popular choice for web applications, particularly ones running on a LAMP stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL, Perl/PHP/Python). Our MySQL databases include:


A valid UIC NetID is required to request a database.


We can normally accommodate small to medium sized databases without any problems, but we may need to account for larger databases with special hardware or setup scenarios.


Type Cost
MySQL Free
MS SQL Free for the first 30GB of storage.  There will be an additional cost of $0.10 per GB per month for any additional storage.



Phone 312-413-0003


Further Information 

ACCC Service Level Agreement (SLA)

Service Request Fulfillment Time

3 Business Days

Incident Resolution Time

2 Business Days

Service Availability 24x7
Maintenance Window(s)

Standard ACCC maintenance windows. See

Service Notification Channel(s)

ACCC News and Alerts​, REACH, MSSQL, MySQL

Reviewed to Ensure SLA Meets Business Requirements

Provisional SLA

Date Reviewed

Provisional SLA