ShardingSphere-Sidecar (TODO) defines itself as a cloud native database agent of the Kubernetes environment, in charge of all the access to the database in the form of sidecar.

It provides a mesh layer interacting with the database, we call this as Database Mesh.

ShardingSphere-Sidecar Architecture


ShardingSphere-JDBC ShardingSphere-Proxy ShardingSphere-Sidecar
Database Any MySQL/PostgreSQL MySQL
Connections Count Cost High Low High
Supported Languages Java Only Any Any
Performance Low loss Relatively High loss Low loss
Decentralization Yes No Yes
Static Entry No Yes No

The advantage of ShardingSphere-Sidecar lies in its cloud native support for Kubernetes and Mesos.