Sortable, Clock and Random number-based Unique identifier (SCRU128)


SCRU128 ID is yet another attempt to supersede UUID for the users who need decentralized, globally unique time-ordered identifiers. SCRU128 is inspired by ULID and KSUID and has the following features:

  • 128-bit unsigned integer type
  • Sortable by generation time (as integer and as text)
  • 25-digit case-insensitive textual representation (Base36)
  • 48-bit millisecond Unix timestamp that ensures useful life until year 10889
  • Up to 281 trillion time-ordered but unpredictable unique IDs per millisecond
  • 80-bit three-layer randomness for global uniqueness