Generating unique ID seems to be a simple task, but it is not in a high-load distributed systems! This topic consists of: Understanding the requirements and why it is a complicated task Possible solutions: Multi-master replication Universally unique identifier (UUID) Ticket server Twitter SNOWFLAKE approach (seems to be the best one!) Details: Timestamp Sequence number Other issues Clock synchronization Section length tuning High availability These items are disclosed in a very interesting Chapter 7 of the book:
Earlier this year the book club of our company has studied excellent book: Martin Kleppmann - Designing Data-Intensive Applications This is the best book I have read about building complex scalable software systems. 💪 As usually (to better learn) I prepared an overview and mind-map. Chapter 1: Building blocks of the apps What is Reliability, Scalability and Maintainability. Examples and definitions. Faults and Failures Performance, Load, Latency and Response Time Operability, Simplicity, Evolvability Why you should randomly kill your servers 😅 How Twitter delivers 12,000 tweets per second to 300,000 readers per second.