Big Data: 20 stunning facts everyone should know

    For 5 years, the incomprehensible term Big Data quickly filled with meaning and meaninglessness, just like the Internet 20 years ago. Since people quickly and easily understand concentrated and comparative information, we found it useful to translate an article with collected factography on the size of the disaster. We need to prepare for the future. In advance.



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    Big Data is more than a temporary insanity. We are at the stage of a revolution that will affect every business and every person on the planet.
    Nevertheless, a huge number of people and specialists still regard the concept of Big Ddata as something not particularly important that can be ignored, while in reality their usual way will soon be moved by the steam roller, whose name is Big Data

    Do not believe? I present to acquaintance 20 statistical facts that should convince anyone that Big Data is worth close attention:


    1. The data volumes are growing rapidly, more data has been generated over the past 2 years than for the entire past history of mankind .

    2. Now the growth rate of the number of data is even higher and by 2020 1.7 megabytes of new data will be created every second for every person living on this planet.

    3. By 2020, our digital universe from the accumulated data will grow 10 times - from 4.4 zettabytes to 44 zettabytes (44 trillion gigabytes).

    4. We create new data every second. For example, humanity generates 40,000 search queries every second.(Google only), which will amount to 3.5 requests per day for each Internet user and 1.2 trillion requests per year.

    5. In August 2015, more than 1 billion people used Facebook for a day.

    6. Facebook users, on average , send 30 million messages every minute and view 3 million videos.

    7. We are witnessing a rapid increase in the volume of videos and photos, more than 300 hours of video files are uploaded every minute to YouTube alone.

    8. In 2015, people will take about 1 trillion photos and billions of them will be posted online. By 2017, about 80% of all photos will be taken with smartphones.

    9. This year, about 1.4 billion smartphoneswill find their owners, and each of them has special sensors that can collect the most diverse data about the owner, and this is not taking into account all the data that users create.

    10. By 2020, there will be more than 6.1 billion smartphone users in the world (ahead of the number of landline phone users).

    11. Over the next 5 years, there will be 50 billion “smart” devices in the world and they will all collect, analyze and transmit data.

    12. By 2020, at least a third of all data will be accumulated in the “clouds”. And, therefore, will be available for analysis.

    13. Distributed computing has long been part of existing reality. Google initially uses them in daily work: 1,000 computers are involved in the response to each individual search query, which takes only 0.2 seconds to process.

    14. According to forecasts, the Hadoop market will grow at a rate of 58% per year and will exceed $ 1 billion by 2020.

    15. Based on forecasts, it can be concluded that with the help of better Big Data integration, you can save more than $ 300 billion per year on healthcare - $ 1,000 savings per US resident.

    16. The White House has already invested over $ 200 million in Big Data projects.

    17. For an average company, only a 10% increase in data availability will increase their net profit by more than $ 65 million.

    18. Merchants using all the features of Big Data can increase their operating margin by up to 60%.

    19. 73% of all organizations have already invested or plan to invest in Big Data by 2016

    20. And one of my favorite facts: At the moment, we use less than 0.5% of all possible data - just imagine the development potential in this direction!

    My prediction? At the speed at which data volumes are growing and, along with them, our ability to analyze them, businesses of all sizes will use one form or another to analyze data in the next 5 years.

    The question is no longer the relevance of Big Data; the question is, are you ready for them?

    Translation of Big Data article: 20 Mind-Boggling Facts Everyone Must Read


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    PS The author of the article ran out a little somewhere by the 15th fact, the last part no longer looks so large. So readers have the opportunity to supplement with facts interesting in your opinion, useful to the community.

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