ID generation techniques

Shailesh Mangal shailesh.mangal at
Wed Aug 20 13:23:48 EDT 2014


I wanted to ask what are popular, scalable ID generation techniques for storing data in RIAK. Some ideas that we are toying with:

  1.  ID Generation server (like Flikr ticket server) - Numeric
  2.  Twitter's Snowflake like implementation- Alphanumeric
  3.  Riak's auto ID generation- Alphanumeric

So far, we are thinking of going with option 2 as it doesn't require node coordination, k-sorted. But we would prefer a uncoordinated numeric Unique Ids.

- Shailesh
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