Graph Edge

Relationships between users are represented using the GraphEdge object.


GraphEdge object serialization MUST conform to the following Avro schema:

    "namespace": "org.dsnp",
    "name": "GraphEdge",
    "type": "record",
    "doc": "A relationship to another DSNP user",
    "fields": [
            "name": "userId",
            "type": "long",
            "doc": "The other user's DSNP User Id"
            "name": "since",
            "type": "long",
            "doc": "Timestamp in Unix epoch seconds when this relationship was originally established"



To allow for optimal compression, User Ids are stored using the long type in Avro schema, which is a 64-bit signed integer. Care should be taken to ensure that User Id values greater than or equal to 263, where used by an implementation, are converted correctly between signed and unsigned representations.