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

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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Which Company Grew 23,646 Percent In Three Years?

You would never guess this. We spotted this today:

“Inc. Magazine and Inc.com released their annual Inc. 5000 list this week, ranking the fastest-growing private companies in the U.S.

Topping the list is payment processor Unified Payments with a three-year growth rate of — yes, you are reading this correctly — 23,646 percent.

Oleg Firer co-founded Unified Payments in 2007 at age 29. The company now processes $10 billion worth of transactions for 100,000 merchants a year, and it’s growing quickly.”

Statistics Source: CNBC

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26 Million Checked Bags Go Missing Every Year

Once in a while we spot a stat that makes us stop what we do and ask “Really?” – we spotted this one today:

“Worldwide, the problem is far worse: Some 26 million pieces of checked luggage went astray on international flights in 2011: It’s as though an airport the size of Philadelphia International had misplaced one bag for every passenger during an entire year. And in 2010, an astonishing one million suitcases were never recovered at all, vanishing into a sort of baggage black hole because they were either stolen or lost their identifying tags somewhere along the way. “The lost bags don’t really get much attention,” says Lucian Ilie, a former baggage supervisor at JFK. “They just get kicked around.””

Statistics Source: CN Traveler

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Apple: The Smart Smartphone Maker

Here is why –

“Though it shipped only about 6 percent of the industry’s smartphones and tablets in the second quarter, Apple captured about 43 percent of the industry’s revenue, according to Raymond James analyst Tavis McCourt. And it generated an astonishing 77 percent of the industry’s operating profits. This, even in a seasonally weak period for iPhone sales.”

Statistics Source: AllThingsD

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Dog Bite Insurance Claims: Unbelievable Statistics

You will never guess this. We spotted this today:

“The Insurance Information Institute estimated that nearly $479 million in dog bite claims were paid by all insurance companies in 2011, spokeswoman Loretta Worters said. In 2010, it was $413 million.
It’s no surprise that California — home to more dogs and people than any other state — led the way in 2011.”

Statistics Source: Yahoo

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Which European Country Is The Most Hard Working?

If you just base it on what you have been hearing, you will never guess this one. We spotted this amazing fact today:

“Figures from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) show that the average Greek worker toils away for 2,017 hours per year which is more than any other European country.

Out of the 34 members of the OECD, that is just two places behind the board leaders, South Korea.

On the other hand, the average German worker – normally thought of as the very epitome of industriousness – only manages 1,408 hours a year. Germany is 33rd out of 34 on the OECD list (or 24th out of 25 looking at the European countries alone).”

Statistics Source: BBC

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The Second Most Downloaded App In The History of Apple’s App Store

Well, you will definitely not guess – let alone know this one. Which app do you think is the second most downloaded app of all time, in the Apple App Store? Well we think you know the most downloaded app – so which one is the second? We spotted this today:

“-Pandora has surpassed 150 million users, according to CEO Joe Kennedy.
The Internet radio service remains the second most downloaded app in the history of Apple’s App Store, Kennedy said during a keynote address at the CTIA Wireless conference here today.”

Statistics Source: CNet

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You’ll Never Guess This: Japan’s Top Consumer Brand

We spotted this today:

“Apple is a company that is continually topping satisfaction surveys in America and the world over. Today, the company has been named the top consumer brand in Japan, an accolade that it holds for the first time.

Apple not only topped the list with 90.5 points (out of 100) for total brand power, with its iPad and “two other key products” making the list for the top-40 brands.

The company ranked second behind Toyota in a separate survey of businesspeople, highlighting the effectiveness of the company’s products in the enterprise, as employees increasingly bring their own devices into the workplace.”

Statistics Source: TheNextWeb

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What’s The Fastest Adopted Gadget In The Last 50 Years?

Its not the cell phone. Not the digital camera. None of the iDevices. So what is it?

We spotted this today:

“When we think about the great consumer electronics technologies of our time, the cellular phone probably springs to mind. If we go farther back, perhaps we’d pick the color television or the digital camera. But none of those products were adopted as fast by the American people as the boom box.

That factoid is a sidenote in a 2011 paper that I stumbled on from the Journal of Management and Marketing Research. Author Tarique Hossain included data from the Consumer Electronics Manufacturing Association on the “observed penetration rate at the end of the 7th year” for all the technologies listed above. Hossain’s data didn’t include the starting years for these seven-year periods, but I’m assuming they mark the introduction of the boom box in the mid-1970s. That would mean that by the early 1980s, more than 60 percent of American households owned some kind of portable cassette player with speakers attached to it. ”

Statistics Source: The Atlantic

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You’ll Never Guess: The Most Productive City In The World

We spotted this today:

“Hartford is the capital of Connecticut and with a per capita GDP of over $75,000, it’s the most productive city on this list. It’s home to some of the largest insurance companies in the U.S., including Aetna, Uniprise and Travelers. The presence of these companies has earned the city the not particularly flashy nickname of “The Insurance Capital of the World.””

Statistics Source: Yahoo

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