AWS Summit China 2023: ShardingSphere Highlights and Data Security Insights

Apache ShardingSphere
4 min readJul 10, 2023

The AWS Summit China 2023, held in Shanghai from June 27th to June 28th, brought together global leaders in the cloud computing sector. This two-day event featured over 100 leading companies and organizations, along with industry experts who delivered insightful speeches on reliable technology and services.

From emerging technologies like generative AI to discussions on cloud-native technology and enterprise digitalization, the summit provided a platform for knowledge sharing and collaboration.

Among the participants, the ShardingSphere open-source community and its PMC and SphereEx co-founder and CTO Trista Pan, made their mark in the Developer Lounge, engaging with enthusiasts and sharing experiences. In this blog post, we will delve into the DevLounge’s roundtable discussion on unlocking data value with open source and explore ShardingSphere’s approach to data security.

Roundtable Discussion: How Developers Can Unlock Data Value with Open Source

Data’s Role in the Modern Era

In today’s data-driven world, businesses and individuals recognize the critical role that data plays. The growth of big data and artificial intelligence has presented numerous opportunities across various application scenarios. Therefore, developers are eager to harness the power of open-source analysis to unlock the full value of data. During the panel discussion, Trista Pan shared valuable insights on this topic:

Running a Developer Community

Trista emphasized the importance of establishing a developer community that attracts and engages participants. For the ShardingSphere open-source community, the focus lies in transforming any database into a distributed database system. Trista highlighted the need to convey the value the community brings to developers, as this is crucial in attracting more contributors. Additionally, she stressed the significance of connecting with developers and aligning their efforts with the community’s goals.

Open Source’s Impact on Data Value Mining

Trista discussed the evolving perception of open source and its value for developers and society. Besides enhancing technical skills, participating in open-source projects enables developers to build a network, explore new technologies, and stay up-to-date. Open source also eliminates the need to reinvent the wheel, allowing individuals to contribute and become part of a collaborative community.

Considerations in Mining Data Value with Open Source

Addressing the challenges in data value mining, Trista highlighted data security as a significant concern. With the rise of big data and artificial intelligence, ensuring data security has become paramount. ShardingSphere acknowledges user and customer expectations regarding data security and is actively working on enhancing it across various application scenarios.

ShardingSphere: Providing Robust Data Security Features

  • Leveraging the Strength of Open Source: ShardingSphere utilizes the strength and transparency of open source to tackle complex data security scenarios. Its features encompass encrypted data storage, data masking, and global authority control. By leveraging open-source capabilities, ShardingSphere offers seamless data security across diverse platforms and heterogeneous environments without the need for extensive code modifications.
  • Powerful Data Security Features: ShardingSphere provides a range of powerful features to ensure unparalleled protection in data security scenarios. These features include online data encryption, data masking, customizable algorithms, and robust key management. By employing these features, organizations can fortify their data security infrastructure and protect sensitive information.
  • Seamless Cross-platform Data Security: Experience seamless data security across diverse platforms and heterogeneous environments without the need for code modifications.

ShardingSphere Open Source Community Gains Momentum

Engagement at the AWS Summit China

At the event, ShardingSphere’s lightweight open-source distributed SQL transaction & query engine garnered significant attention. Database developers, operations engineers, and architects showed great interest in ShardingSphere’s technical framework, implementation, feature highlights, and its joint solution with AWS Aurora. Many expressed a desire to join the ShardingSphere community to gain hands-on experience and expand their knowledge.


AWS Summit China 2023 was a resounding success, offering valuable insights into emerging technologies and digital transformation. ShardingSphere’s presence in the developer lounge and the roundtable discussion on unlocking data value with open source exemplified its commitment to empowering developers and addressing data security concerns. As the open-source community continues to grow, ShardingSphere remains dedicated to transforming databases into distributed systems while providing robust data security features. With its seamless integration across platforms, ShardingSphere ensures organizations can unlock the full value of their data while safeguarding it in an ever-evolving technological landscape.



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Distributed SQL transaction & query engine for data sharding, scaling, encryption, and more - on any database.