25 July 2011

Infographic: The Hugeness of Data Today!

Today there is no dearth of data. You see it everywhere in facts and figures. Ever wondered how much data is available out there? I found the below posted infographic titled, How much data will humans create and store this year?, that answers this important  question.

Also found this note on the infographic on the same Web site
Sure, we can put a number on it, like 1.8 zettabytes being created and replicated (as in copied to DVDs and shared in the cloud) this year alone — a number that doubles every two years, according to a recent study by IDCand EMC. But how much is that, really? Not only is data itself ethereal and hard to visualize, but the numbers are so gargantuan that they quickly become too abstract to grasp.
One way to put it all into perspective is to hypothetically plug all that data into physical objects we all recognize. That 1.8 zettabytes of data, for example, would require 57.5 billion 32 GB iPads to store. How much is that? About $34.4 trillion worth. That’s equivalent to the GDP of the United States, Japan, China, Germany, France, the United Kingdom and Italy combined. And that’s how much data we’ll create and store just this year.

1 comment:

rahul said...

sir this it the great estimation....
but dont know what to do with the changing pattern of 2011 because maths is going form 67% to 50% and verbal form 33% to 50%(maths is my strenght)( i know its out of context)