Growing Of Data

by Rizwan A
With the advanced technology the amount of data created in the world is growing at a very high increasing rate every day. Statistics shows that in the year 2010, the amount of data information in the world has grown over close to one trillion gigabytes of information. There is millions of data information which is retrieved and inputted into the server systems every day. Social network websites such as Facebook has over 700 million active users on its network. Each month on average the community of users creates 30 billion pieces of content over the web, ranging from posts and messages to photo and video content. Another social network website such as Twitter also serves more than 200 million users. Statistics shows that Twitter creates over 12 gigabytes of data through its system. Jet engines like Boeing can create 10 terabytes of data every 30 minutes. With so much data creating every day, there will be a need of a further advancement in data integration and database systems.

This article was very interesting to me as it relates to our class topic, data. I never occurred to me to look into how much data the world is creating until after reading this article. There will be certainly new challenges towards the data systems. Currently there are already many data sets that are difficult to manage or analyze due to the size of it. With the wide variety of data’s producing sources in our society and also with new technologies emerging, there is a need to innovate the current data integration systems
Due to the need of innovation of the current system, I think there will be a large amount of job openings for analytics and business intelligence. Also, data will become more manageable by producing a new framework and with that high volumes of data can be accessed and stored more efficiently which will thus lower computing workloads.

Rogers, Shawn. “Big Data Is Scaling BI and Analytics.” Information Management. 1 Sept. 2011. Web. 15 Apr. 2012.


4 thoughts on “Growing Of Data”

  1. Good article, thanks for sharing with us it does relate to our class and hopefully it creates many jobs in our futures when we get out in the real world. I used to wonder why a cell phone company such as AT&T would cut down on unlimited data plan wouldn’t they lose a lot of customers but now i know how much data they had to handle which also led to connection interference so i have heard.

  2. I think that this article interesting; it says that the big companies leverage the social network data. It says that micro blogging sites such as twitter produces 8 terabytes of data every day, and it’s from the 200million users producing over 90 million tweets a day. It’s good that there will be more jobs for the increasing data that’s being produced, but what worries me is the privacy of the data. Reading this article reminds me of how I should be cautious about what kind of information I put on sites such as facebook, since they store all of that data that we put on there.

  3. Interesting article. Its amazing how the use of internet in the modern day via facebook and other big social media websites have increased the amount of data usage and just thinking about all the data that is stored in a data software is remarkable. I do also hope that with all this increase in data information. We will have more job opportunities opening for us.

  4. I agree with you RizwanAzam that “there will be a large amount of job openings for analytic and business intelligence” in the future. One example seen today is how the news is talking about employers using 3rd party programs to build statical reports about what type of person you are based of your Facebook.

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