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Since the advent of big data, it’s been a struggle for some to get a real sense of just how big big data really is. You hear strange terms like “peta,” exa” and “yotta”… but what does all that really mean? When managing massive amounts of data, the scales were talking about can quickly reach astronomical proportions.

Coming from Indiana, where the value of Pi might have once legally been 3, it would be easy to just slap the label “gi-fracking-normous” on the scales we’re talking about, but I’m going to push past my native upbringing and focus on recent efforts to quantify big data. A recent infographic from clearCi is one such effort, outlining the scale of data produced on the Internet each day: 2.5 quintillion bytes of data.

In scientific notation, that number compresses from 2,500,000,000,000,000,000 to 2.5X1018 - or 2.5 exabytes. To try to scale this, clearCi’s graphic estimates that if each byte was a bucket of water, in 20 weeks, there would be enough data produced to fill every ocean on the planet.

That’s assuming the rate of data produced remains steady, and there’s little evidence of that. Just four years ago, all of Google was cranking out 20 petabytes of data per day - think a 2 with 16 zeros trailing it. Today, just the data from Google’s Street View Cars is the equivalent of 20 petabytes.

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