5 Most Important Data Questions You Probably Didn’t Know To Ask

When it comes to data volume, it seems like every business is touting big numbers that dwarf the largest library in the world, America’s Library of Congress. Wal-Mart handles more than a million customer transactions each hour and imports that information into databases housing more than 2.5 petabytes of data.

Researchers decoding the human genome analyze 3 billion base pairs in one week, which would have taken ten years back in 2003. Even the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is seeing some action – with 20 terabytes of observational data produced every day by their satellite systems alone.

Author: Shelly Duttons

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