Big Data Revolution Infographic

I found this interesting infographic showing that there were 1.8 zettabytes of data last year, and it will quadruple by 2015. Also, it shows that the high demand of data scientists by 2018.

“Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve surely become familiar with or at least heard of the buzzwords “Big Data” and “Predictive Analytics.” These terms address the growing data that is created every moment by tweets, likes, diggs, shares, and every other interaction occurring across the digital sphere. The data is both overwhelming and ripe with potential business insights, but what does that mean the future? What ways is this vast amount of data growing?”


If you like this infograph, then you can see others like it here.


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1 Response to Big Data Revolution Infographic

  1. lzaima says:

    1.8 zettabytes in 2011 alone. That’s a number I can’t quite wrap my head around just yet, not to mention a whopping 8 zettabytes by 2015.

    After reading this infographic I feel very fortunate that I go to a school like Michigan that is on the forefront of expanding and researching digital infrastructure and information technologies. We have only seen the infancy of this industry and I believe that it will become the standard of education and higher learning for years to come. This class has been insanely useful when trying to wrap our heads around the impact of big data in every aspect of our lives. There many students and there will be many students in the future who have no idea what big data is. This seems ridiculous to us, but these people are actually more representative of the rest of the population. The majority of the world does not understand what “big data” really entails and how they are involved in it all.

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