Have you ever looked up at the sky on a clear, starry night? Looking at all those specs of light billions of light years away? There are actually more existing pieces of digital information than stars in the universe.
The statistics on big data and its rapid accumulation are staggering (see infographic below). 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are generated by people daily. To put that in perspective, 2.5 quintillion seconds is equivalent to seventy-nine billion years. By 2020, there will be thirty-five zettabytes of digital information or fourteen-thousand-quintillion-bytes.
Where and how to access all this data is becoming a critical issue, further complicated by the large number of traditional and emerging database options now available.
The range of database vendor and technology options for IT managers includes:
View the infographic below for more statistics about Big Data and read the 2014 Data Connectivity Outlook to align your database technologies with market trends.
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