1.8 Trillion Gigabytes of Data, and Growing

September 19, 2012 No Comments


There’s a common bond among all technology users: the accumulation of data. Recent data from analytics firm Infobright provides some astonishing numbers about the amount of data every user collectively stores and details common issues that businesses, even the SMB, must tackle when data starts to snowball.

For example, did you know that if digital data was broken into bits of info, there would be more data particles than stars in the physical universe? Or that we are currently storing 1.8 trillion GB of data stored across 500 quadrillion files?

There’s no stopping this data agglomeration, and many businesses and IT departments are faced with the daunting task of analyzing this information. The analysis of business data is crucial for running a successful business, and analytics can range from simply being able to accurately calculate profit and loss to having a good grasp on the demographic information of your most loyal customer base.

The challenge many are facing is how to tame and analyze that data as it grows at an astounding rate. It can become complicated to manage and cause performance issues on a network.

According to Infobright, when it comes to dealing with the complexities and performance issues of analyzing big data most IT managers tend to:

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