Connect to GlareDB in Go

GlareDB is Postgres-compatible, allowing connections to GlareDB in Go to be made using lib/pq.

Connections can be established with either GlareDB Cloud or a self-hosted or locally running instance of GlareDB.

Connecting to GlareDB Cloud

If you haven’t already, sign up for GlareDB Cloud. There is a free tier to get started. For more information, refer to the GlareDB Cloud documentation.

Connection details for a deployment can be accessed from the SQL workspace by clicking the Connect button, then selecting the Postgres tab and Go sub-tab.


The tab contains a thorough example of connecting to and querying your GlareDB Cloud deployment.

Notice that we treat it like any other Postgres database:

db, err := sql.Open("postgres", "<connection_string>")

Connecting to a local server for testing

To connect to a local server for testing purposes, you need to construct a Postgres connection string with the appropriate details.

By default, GlareDB runs on port 6543. To install GlareDB, refer to the installation instructions. For more details on running GlareDB in server mode, refer to the help output:

glaredb server --help

Assuming a locally running GlareDB server on port 6543, a connection can be made as follows:

package main

import (

    _ ""

func main() {
    conn := "host=localhost port=6543 dbname=glaredb sslmode=disable"

    db, err := sql.Open("postgres", conn)
    if err != nil {

    var s sql.NullString
    row := db.QueryRow("SELECT 'Connected to GlareDB!'")
    if err := row.Scan(&s); err != nil {