How much data is created daily?

Can you ever imagine how much data is created on daily basis? Hard to say isn’t it? But according to 2015 big data info graphic contributed by Ben Walker of Voucher Cloud, around 2.5 quintillion Bytes of data is created every day which would fill 10 million Blu-ray discs. These discs when stacked on one another, would measure the height of 4 Eiffel Towers.

The figures suggested by the info graph of Voucher Cloud suggest that in 1992 around 100GB of data was generated on daily basis. Then in 1997 it got to 100GB data generation on hourly basis and in 2002 the same amount of data was generated on per second basis. In 2013, the estimates suggest that 28,875 GB of data was generated on per second basis.

Thus, going as per the available figures, Ben suggests that data generation by 2018 will be 50,000 GB per second.

The stats also suggest that around 216,000 Instagram posts are posted every minute, 204,000,000 emails are sent in a minute, around 12 hours of footage is uploaded to Youtube and 277,000 tweets are posted on twitter per minute.

Therefore, it clearly suggests that 90% of generated data from now on will be unstructured and this includes tweets, photos, customer purchase history and even customer service call logs.

So, there’s a lot of work to do for companies which offer big data insights, analytics and all such stuff.

Way to go guys!

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