Cloud Databases provides several options for connecting to your database, giving you complete flexibility in how you access your database. For increased security, your database is only available on the Rackspace private network by default. However, you can connect to your Cloud Database using several methods described at the following links:
Public Vs. Private Access
Connecting to Your Database
Additionally, you can use the Cloud Control Panel, API, or Command Line Tool (CLI) to manage your database instance. Some of the features are not available in the Control Panel but can be accessed through API or through the CLI. More information on the API and CLI can be found in the Cloud Databases API documentation, in both the API Developers Guide and the Getting Started Guide.