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July 23, 2012 • Issue 12:07:02

ISOMetrics

Details on big data

500 quadrillion
The number of "files" that contained that 1.8 trillion gigabytes of data

75x
The factor by which the number of data "files" will grow over the next decade

1.5x
The factor by which the number of information technology (IT) staff to manage that data
will grow over the next decade

1 petabyte or more
(1 quadrillion bytes or more) The amount of transient, unrecorded data
generated from 1 gigabyte of stored content

1/6
What it costs to create, capture, manage and store information in 2011, compared
with what it cost in 2005

$4 trillion
Money spent by enterprises to create, manage, store and derive revenues from the
digital universe in 2011, up 50 percent from 2005

130 exabytes
(130 quintillion bytes) Amount of data in the digital universe in 2005

1,127 exabytes
Amount of data in the digital universe in 2010

7,910 exabytes
Estimated amount of data in the digital universe in 2015

10x
The factor by which the number of servers (virtual and physical) worldwide will grow in the next decade

2 percent
Amount of IT spending on cloud computing today

20 percent
Estimated amount of all information that will be processed or stored in the cloud by 2015

0.8 zettabytes
Amount of data in cloud services today

1.4 zettabytes
Amount of data processed or stored in the cloud today

7.9 zettabytes
Total amount of data in the digital universe today

$18.95 / $2.7 trillion
Cost per gigabyte / total IT investment in 2005

$0.66 / $5.2 trillion
Estimated cost per gigabyte / total IT investment in 2015

(source: The 2011 IDC Digital Universe Study, EMC Corp.)

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