Sharding-Sphere is an open source distributed database middleware solution suite, which consists of Sharding-JDBC, Sharding-Proxy and Sharding-Sidecar. These three sub-projects are suitable for various scenarios and provide consistent functions including data sharding, distributed transaction and database orchestration.
As a Relational Database Middleware, rather than implementing a new database, Sharding-Sphere is aimed at making the most of original capacities of database (like compute and storage) and making it simpler and more efficient on distribute environment. It can cooperate with NoSQL and NewSQL, which keep staying in the cutting edge of technology and recommendable. Meanwhile, Sharding-Sphere focuses on technologies remaining stable and changeless so as to grasp the intrinsic quality. Relational Database is still the cornerstone of core business in enterprises and possesses huge market share. It is difficult to estimate trendy in future and now we focus on how to enhance the capacity of Sharding-Sphere with Relational Database.
Sharding-JDBC is positioned as a lightweight Java framework that provides Sharding service in the JDBC layer. It directly connects to databases to provide services in the form of jar, with no additional deployment and dependencies, and it can be understood as an enhanced version of the JDBC driver, fully compliant with JDBC and various ORM frameworks.
Sharding-Proxy is positioned as a transparent database proxy, providing a database server that encapsulates database binary protocol to support heterogeneous languages. At present, we provide Sharding-Proxy for MySQL, and you can use any clients compatible with MySQL protocol (such as MySQL Command Client, MySQL Workbench, etc.) to manipulate data.
It is positioned as cloud native database agent of Kubernetes or Mesos environment, in charge of all database access in the form of DaemonSet.
Through a centre-less and zero-cost solution, it provides mesh layer interacting with database. We call it
Database Mesh emphasizes how to connect distributed data-access-layer with databases. It pays more attention to interaction, which means the messy interaction between applications and databases will be effectively orchestrated. By using Database Mesh, applications and databases will form a large grid system, where they just need to be put into the right position accordingly. They are all governed by mesh layer.
|Heterogeneous Language||Java Only||Any||Any|
|Performance||Low loss||High loss||Low loss|