October 2011 Archives

ElasticSearch::Sequence - a blazing fast ticket server

I'm considering ditching my RDBM for my next application and using ElasticSearch as my only data store.

My home-grown framework uses unique IDs for all objects, which currently come from a MySQL auto-increment column, and my framework expects the unique ID to be an integer.

ElasticSearch has its own unique auto-generated IDs, but:

  1. they look like this 'KpSb_Jd_R56dH5Qx6TtxVA' and I'd say are less human-readable than an integer
  2. I would need to change a fair bit of legacy code to…

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