Subject Re: [Firebird-Architect] Digest Number 959
Author Ann W. Harrison
Kevin Berry wrote:
> OK, I'm a Firebird newbie (been using SQL Server for
> years though) so you're going to have to explain this
> to me. "reversed GUID" sounds like something you made up?

A GUID is a string of bytes that is "guaranteed" to be unique. It
starts with a counter and adds factors that are constant for a
particular computer. Firebird uses prefix compression on its indexes,
so having the constant part first reduces the size of indexes by a lot.