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“Data Size Matters” Infograph

ROD was recently contacted by Jenna Dutcher, who is the Community Relations Manager for datascience@berkeley, UC Berkeley’s new Master of Information and Data Science program, after reading our article about the future for Data Scientists.

Our common interest being about the future of data size (MB, GB, TB, etc) and hard drive innovation.  They kindly provided us with this infograph, showing real-life examples to help explain the size and scope of data, which we would like to share with our followers:

“We live in a world run by technology—computers, smartphones, tablets, and more—and each shiny gadget can hold thousands, if not millions, of digital files. We know a 32GB iPod can hold more music than a 16GB iPod, but how many more files is that, really? What happens when data size gets bigger and bigger? Do we have any way to store this information? And what exactly are terabytes, zettabytes, and yottabytes anyway?”

In this “Data Size Matters” infographic, datascience@berkeley answers some of these questions and makes it a little easier to wrap your head around the different sizes of data.

Brought to you by datascience@berkeley: Master of Information and Data Science