Distributed systems come with their own set of problems. One of these problems is the generation of unique identifiers across multiple nodes. You can rely on the database to generate a sequential guid, but this hinders scalability and makes your systems error-prone.
While browsing through the MassTransit code base, I noticed they were using a separate NuGet package called NewId. NewId is a unique id generator with 2 important characteristics:
- Unique Id generation at a specific server can happen without interaction with other servers
- Id’s should be ordered(important for database optimization)
Certainly useful if you need to build scalable solutions…