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BIG Data
25 Need-to-Know Facts
Every 2 days
we create as much
information as we
did from the
beginning of time
until 2003.
Source
1
Over 90% of all
the data in the
world was created
in the past 2
years.
Source
2
It is expected
that by 2020 the amount
of digital information in
existence will have
grown from 3.2
zettabytes today to 40...
The total amount
of data being
captured and stored
by industry doubles
every 1.2 years.
Source
4
Every minute
we send 204 million
emails, generate 1,8
million Facebook likes,
send 278 thousand
Tweets, and up-load
200,00...
Google alone
processes on average
over 40 thousand
search queries per
second, making it over
3.5 billion in a single
day.
...
Around 100
hours of video are
uploaded to YouTube
every minute and it would
take you around 15 years
to watch every video
...
Around 100
hours of video are
uploaded to YouTube
every minute and it
would take you around
15 years to watch
every video ...
If you burned
all of the data created in
just one day onto DVDs,
you could stack them on
top of each other and
reach the m...
AT&T is thought
to hold the world’s
largest volume of data in
one unique database – its
phone records database
is 312 tera...
570 new
websites spring
into existence
every minute of
every day.
Source
11
1.9 million
IT jobs will be
created in the US
by 2015 to carry out big data
projects. Each of those will be
supported by 3...
13 Today’s data
centres occupy an
area of land equal
in size to almost
6,000 football
fields.
Source
14Between them,
companies monitoring
Twitter to measure
“sentiment” analyze
12 terabytes of tweets
every day.
Source
The amount of data
transferred over mobile
networks increased by 81%
to 1.5 exabytes
(1.5 billion gigabytes) per
month bet...
The NSA
is thought to analyze
1.6% of all global
internet traffic –
around 30 petabytes
(30 million gigabytes)
every day.
...
The value of
the Hadoop market is
expected to soar from
$2 billion in 2013 to $50
billion by 2020,
according to market
res...
The number
of Bits of information
stored in the digital
universe is thought to
have exceeded the
number of stars in the
ph...
This year,
there will be over 1.2
billion smart phones in
the world (which are
stuffed full of sensors and
data collection...
The boom of
the Internet of Things
will mean that the
amount of devices
connected to the
Internet will rise from
about 13 ...
12 million RFID tags
– used to capture data and
track movement of objects in
the physical world – had
been sold in by 2011...
Big data has been
used to predict crimes
before they happen – a
“predictive policing” trial in
California was able to iden...
By better integrating
big data analytics into
healthcare, the industry
could save $300bn a year –
that’s the equivalent of...
Retailers could
increase their profit
margins by more than
60% through the full
exploitation of big
data analytics.
Source...
The big data
industry is expected
to grow from
US$10.2 billion in
2013 to about
US$54.3 billion by
2017.
Source
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Here are 25 eye-opening facts about the phenomenon we call Big Data. Together they illustrate how much of a game-changer Big Data is.

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  1. BIG Data 25 Need-to-Know Facts
  2. Every 2 days we create as much information as we did from the beginning of time until 2003. Source 1
  3. Over 90% of all the data in the world was created in the past 2 years. Source 2
  4. It is expected that by 2020 the amount of digital information in existence will have grown from 3.2 zettabytes today to 40 zettabytes. Source 3
  5. The total amount of data being captured and stored by industry doubles every 1.2 years. Source 4
  6. Every minute we send 204 million emails, generate 1,8 million Facebook likes, send 278 thousand Tweets, and up-load 200,000 photos to Facebook. Source 5
  7. Google alone processes on average over 40 thousand search queries per second, making it over 3.5 billion in a single day. Source 6
  8. Around 100 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute and it would take you around 15 years to watch every video uploaded by users in one day. Source 7
  9. Around 100 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute and it would take you around 15 years to watch every video uploaded by users in one day. Source 8
  10. If you burned all of the data created in just one day onto DVDs, you could stack them on top of each other and reach the moon – twice. Source 9
  11. AT&T is thought to hold the world’s largest volume of data in one unique database – its phone records database is 312 terabytes in size, and contains almost 2 trillion rows. Source 10
  12. 570 new websites spring into existence every minute of every day. Source 11
  13. 1.9 million IT jobs will be created in the US by 2015 to carry out big data projects. Each of those will be supported by 3 new jobs created outside of IT – meaning a total of 6 million new jobs thanks to big data. Source 12
  14. 13 Today’s data centres occupy an area of land equal in size to almost 6,000 football fields. Source
  15. 14Between them, companies monitoring Twitter to measure “sentiment” analyze 12 terabytes of tweets every day. Source
  16. The amount of data transferred over mobile networks increased by 81% to 1.5 exabytes (1.5 billion gigabytes) per month between 2012 and 2014. Video accounts for 53% of that total. Source 15
  17. The NSA is thought to analyze 1.6% of all global internet traffic – around 30 petabytes (30 million gigabytes) every day. Source 16
  18. The value of the Hadoop market is expected to soar from $2 billion in 2013 to $50 billion by 2020, according to market research firm Allied Market Research. Source 17
  19. The number of Bits of information stored in the digital universe is thought to have exceeded the number of stars in the physical universe in 2007. Source 18
  20. This year, there will be over 1.2 billion smart phones in the world (which are stuffed full of sensors and data collection features), and the growth is predicted to continue. Source 19
  21. The boom of the Internet of Things will mean that the amount of devices connected to the Internet will rise from about 13 billion today to 50 billion by 2020. Source 20
  22. 12 million RFID tags – used to capture data and track movement of objects in the physical world – had been sold in by 2011. By 2021, it is estimated that number will have risen to 209 billion as the Internet of Things takes off. Source 21
  23. Big data has been used to predict crimes before they happen – a “predictive policing” trial in California was able to identify areas where crime will occur three times more accurately than existing methods of forecasting. Source 22
  24. By better integrating big data analytics into healthcare, the industry could save $300bn a year – that’s the equivalent of reducing the healthcare costs of every man, woman and child by $1,000 a year. Source 23
  25. Retailers could increase their profit margins by more than 60% through the full exploitation of big data analytics. Source 24
  26. The big data industry is expected to grow from US$10.2 billion in 2013 to about US$54.3 billion by 2017. Source 25
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