ulid VS UUID

Compare ulid vs UUID and see what are their differences.


Universally Unique Lexicographically Sortable Identifier (ULID) in Python 3 (by ahawker)


A PHP library for generating universally unique identifiers (UUIDs). (by ramsey)
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ulid UUID
4 6
383 11,762
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0.0 8.2
12 months ago 3 days ago
Python PHP
Apache License 2.0 MIT License
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Posts with mentions or reviews of ulid. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-08-05.


Posts with mentions or reviews of UUID. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-08-10.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing ulid and UUID you can also consider the following projects:

ksuid - K-Sortable Globally Unique IDs

cuid - Collision-resistant ids optimized for horizontal scaling and performance.

python-ulid - ULID implementation for Python

uuid - Generate RFC-compliant UUIDs in JavaScript

Slugify - Converts a string to a slug. Includes integrations for Symfony, Silex, Laravel, Zend Framework 2, Twig, Nette and Latte.

Mobile-Detect - Mobile_Detect is a lightweight PHP class for detecting mobile devices (including tablets). It uses the User-Agent string combined with specific HTTP headers to detect the mobile environment.

php-ulid - A PHP port of alizain/ulid with some minor improvements.

Device Detector - The Universal Device Detection library will parse any User Agent and detect the browser, operating system, device used (desktop, tablet, mobile, tv, cars, console, etc.), brand and model.

ANSI to HTML5 - An ANSI to HTML5 converter

Color Jizz - ColorJizz is a PHP library for manipulating and converting colors.

ksuid - Java implementation of K-Sortable Globally Unique IDs

Regex - A sane interface for php's built in preg_* functions