Big Data Stats: 90% of The World’s Data Created In The Last Two Years

September 13, 2012 1:57 pm

We had spotted some big data statistics in the past – we spotted this today:

“According to IBM, the end-user community creates 2.5 quintillion bytes of data — so much that 90% of the data in the world today has been created in the last two years alone.

Every hour, Walmart controls more than 1 million customer transactions. All of this information is transferred into a database working with over 2.5 petabytes of information.

According to FICO, the Credit Card Fraud System currently in place helps protect over 2 billion accounts all over the globe.
Currently, Facebook holds more than 45 billion photos in its entire user base, and the number of photos is growing daily.
Finally, The Economist recently pointed out that we are now able to decode the human genome in under 1 week – where it took 10 years to do so originally.”

Statistics Source: DataCenterKnowledge

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