What is Big Data?

What Is Big Data?


Large amounts of data.


Needs to be analyzed quickly.


Different types of structured and unstructured data.

Key questions enterprises are asking about Big Data:

How to store and protect big data?

How to backup and restore big data?

How to organize and catalog the data that you have backed up?

How to keep costs low while ensuring that all the critical data is available when you need it?

What are the volumes of data that we are seeing today?


30 billion pieces of content were added to Facebook this past month by 600 million plus users.


Zynga processes 1 petabyte of content for players every day; a volume of data that is unmatched in the social game industry.


More than 2 billion videos were watched on YouTube...yesterday.


The average teenager sends 4,762 text messages per month.


32 billion searches were performed last month...on Twitter.

Everyday business and consumer life creates 2.5 quintillion bytes of data per day.

2012 2011 2010

90% of the data in the world today has been created in the last two years alone.

What does the future look like?

Worldwide IP traffic will quadruple by 2015.

By 2015, nearly 3 billion people will be online, pushing the data created and shared to nearly 8 zettabytes.

How is the market for big data solutions evolving?

A new IDC study says the market for big technology and services will grow from $3.2 billion in 2010 to $16.9 billion in 2015. That's a growth of 40% CAGR.

$3.2 billion $16.9 billion

58% of respondents expect their companies to increase spending on server backup solutions and other big data-related initiatives within the next three years.

2/3rds of surveyed businesses in North America said big data will become a concern for them within the next five years.

What is Big Data?

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Asigra infographic on big data. A look at some of the astounding facts and figures behind big data.
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