Hi Blake,

Auto-increment requires querying the database for the next sequence number
(or the last given ID, depending on the database you use), and that's
adding another database roundtrip. Snowflake is purely in code, very fast
to compute, and safe even in distributed setups.

Is it causing problems?


Blake Regalia <blake.rega...@gmail.com> schrieb am Di., 13. Feb. 2018,

> What was the justification for using the 'snowflake' bigint type for the
> id fields on nodes, triples and namespaces?
>  - Blake

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