How Big is Big Data?

This great infographic from GetSatisfaction explores the growing scope of Big Data.  If you need a primer for Big Data, this is a great place to start understanding the size and potential of the space.

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  1. Erik January 15, 2012 at 9:05 am

    You should write case-study, something like “How to make people comment and link your article, with just 1 typo”:)

  2. DJ Kindberg December 27, 2011 at 10:25 am

    It is interesting, but really, you should go back to the people that produced it and correct the “spelling” error which isn’t just in a single place. “Petrabyte” is littered throughout which leads me to think the person that wrote it believes that is the spelling.

    You’re right it isn’t the end of the world, but you’re presenting it and it is a reflection on you.

  3. Fred Thekat December 21, 2011 at 1:33 pm

    Too bad the type in this ‘info-effing-graphic’ is unreadable. I bet it would be interesting.

    • Winnie Hsia December 21, 2011 at 1:41 pm

      You can always click to go to the source and enlarge. :)

  4. eveready December 21, 2011 at 12:15 pm

    Always thought it was PETABYTE, not PETRABYTE.

  5. louis December 21, 2011 at 11:12 am

    Uh. it’s petabyte, not petrabyte.

  6. Rarius December 21, 2011 at 10:50 am

    Nice diagram… Its a pity they put petrabytes instead of the correct petabyte.

  7. Sole42 December 21, 2011 at 9:54 am

    copypasta FAIL!

    It’s PETAbyte, not petrabyte.

  8. Michael Jepson December 21, 2011 at 8:28 am

    Petrabytes? Don’t you mean Petabytes (without the ‘r’) ?

  9. Michael Jepson December 21, 2011 at 8:26 am

    Petrabytes? Dont’ you mean Petabytes (without the ‘r’) ?

  10. Bruce Casner December 21, 2011 at 8:25 am

    I would be embarassed to show this to my friends. It is Petabyte, not Petrabyte.

  11. Leonel S. da Palma December 21, 2011 at 8:22 am

    You’ve got PETRABYTES on the image (amount of data stored by sector).

    Pretty excellent information! Keep up at it!


    • Winnie Hsia December 21, 2011 at 12:18 pm

      Yup, Get Satisfaction and Column Five Media spelled petabyte wrong and we reposted the infographic… I do think we can look past that at the other interesting data presented here though!