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Connect a Database
PCF enables administrators to provide a variety of services on the platform that can easily be consumed by applications.
List the available ElephantSQL plans:
cf marketplace -s elephantsql
Create a service instance with the free plan:
cf create-service elephantsql turtle cf-spring-db
Bind the newly created service to the app:
cf bind-service cf-spring cf-spring-db
Once a service is bound to an app, environment variables are stored that allow the app to connect to the service after a push, restage, or restart command.
Restage the app:
cf restage cf-spring
Verify the new service is bound to the app: