The world seems to run on big data nowadays. In fact, it’s sometimes difficult to remember a time when businesses weren’t intensely focused on big data analytics. It’s equally difficult to forget that big data is still relatively new to the mainstream.
The amount of data being generated in the world today is immense, and it’s only getting bigger. Some experts predict that by the year 2020, that volume of digital data will reach as high as 40 trillion gigabytes. Though much attention is placed on what the future holds in the big data realm, sometimes it’s just as important to take a step back and see how far we’ve come in such a short time.
Author: Rick Delgado