We have been seeing a lot of hype surrounding big data but we believe Big Data paints a much bigger picture than what we perceive and the following facts will help to paint a realistic picture of the phenomenon, a phenomenon that is changing the world as we know it.
1. Every 2 days we create as much information as we did from the beginning of time until 2003 . 2. Over 90% of all the data in the world was created in the past 4 years. 3. It is expected that by 2020 the amount of digital information in existence will have grown from 3.2 zettabytes today to 40 zetabytes.