June 28, 2014

Interesting Facts About Online 'Big' Data

1. Google alone has more than one million servers spread out in various data centers across the world.
2. Data centers alone consume about 1.5 percent of the total electricity output in the entire world.

3. Some experts have said that the internet is growing by an exabyte of new data every single day. Equal to 250 million DVD's.

4. The National Security Agency (NSA) is currently building arguably the biggest data center in the world, it would be the first data center to store a Yottabyte of data. This is equivalent to 1,000 Zetabytes or 1 million Exabytes.

5. 426 million photos are uploaded on Facebook everyday.
Facebook Photos
6. 48 hours of video content is uploaded on Youtube every minute.
7. All the data on the internet doubles every two years.

8. Twitter produces 7 terabytes of data every day.
9. Facebook processes 10 terabytes of data everyday.
Facebook Data Center
10. 70% of online data is created by individuals- but enterprises and businesses are responsible for storing and managing 80% of it.

11. 1 billion pieces of content are shared via Facebook every single day- Mark Zuckerberg.

12. Every two days we create as much information as was created from the dawn of civilisation up till 2003 - Erich Schmidt.

13. By 2020 about 35 Zetabytes of data would have been created online and a third of these would have passed through the cloud.

14. 247 billion e-mail messages are sent every day and 80% of them are spam.
15. More than 500 new websites are created every minute.

16. Facebook alone has stored, has access to and analyses more than 30 petabytes of user-generated data.

17. It took more than 10 years to process the whole human genome, now it can be processed in one week.

18. Google processes more than 24 petabytes of data everyday.
19. More than 3 billion 'like' buttons are pushed everyday on Facebook.

20. There are more than 500,000 data centers in the world and they are all large enough to fill 5,955 football fields.

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