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Generating Unique ID using Zookeeper

Hi all.

Need to generate unique id's in our hadoop cluster during data ingestion.


We have parallel processes ingesting data from different sources into hive tables, we'd like a unique ID for each data row inserted.


I understand zookeper offers Unique ID generation for distributed scenarios.


Please help with how do we do this, can't find sample of documentation.


Also please let me know If there is a better distributed unique id generator in the cloudera environment



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Re: Generating Unique ID using Zookeeper

Are you looking for a sequentially growing ID or just a universally unique ID?

For the former, you can use Curator over ZooKeeper with this recipe:

For the latter, a UUID generator may suffice.

For a more 'distributed' solution, checkout Twitter's Snowflake: