Data in Motion, Part 1: Storage Implications for Analytics Applications

Today, Google receives 2.3 million search queries per second. What will that number be in 2025—assuming exponential growth in search continues apace? 20 million searches per second? 50 million? A billon? Any number would only be a guess. We know that by 2025 the global datasphere will be over ...

Could the World Run Out of Data Storage Capacity?

Could we really be looking at the limit of the world’s data storage capacity? Even after another 100 or so years of incredible storage advances? If you’ve read our recent stories exploring how the world of data will look in 2025, you know how explosive the growth of data is and how ...

Proteomics, Data and the Fight Against Cancer

Cancer detection and prevention In recent years there have been rapid advances in the world of cancer treatment and disease prevention. But there is no simple way to deal with cancer yet. A patient may have to undergo a medley of different treatments, such as chemotherapy, radiation and ...

The Implementation of Life Critical Data in the Transportation Sector

With the increasing availability and life-critical nature of big data, we are already in the early stages of a significant shift in our reliance on data to improve automotive safety and transportation infrastructure. As a participant in the recent Data Age 2025 panel, we discussed how, when ...

The Emerging Data Age: Experts Weigh Challenges, Possibilities

As the venerable tech writer Walt Mossberg said in his last-ever column The Disappearing Computer, “Tech was once always in your way. Soon, it will be almost invisible.” His point was simple – people are becoming more aware of the fact that our devices are valuable only because of the data they ...

The Evolution of Smart Data: What Does a Successful IoT Look Like?

We hear about the Internet of Things (IoT) every day and the ubiquitous way it weaves itself into our lives. Businesses, governments, and consumers around the world are all impacted by the IoT and looking to harness its benefits to the same ultimate goal — to improve the quality of life. IDC ...

Data Becomes “Life-Critical” — A Fundamental Change, Transforming the Way We Live

The average connected person anywhere in the world will interact with connected devices nearly 4,800 times per day — basically one interaction every 18 seconds… IDC’s Data Age 2025 report released this month is already changing the conversation among data industry leaders and media ...

Enormous Growth in Data is Coming — How to Prepare for It, and Prosper From It

Seagate today announced the publication of a major analysis of trends in a study by IDC titled Data Age 2025 — which predicts worldwide data creation will grow to an enormous 163 zettabytes (ZB) by 2025. That’s ten times the amount of data being produced in 2017. The analysis is fascinating, ...

What Is “The Past, Present and Future of Data?” — Tech Leaders Discuss

Companies and consumers are generating enormous amounts of data each day, which is creating ever-greater need to capture, manage, keep, and experience data in flight. Tim Bucher, senior vice president of Seagate’s consumer solutions group, recently joined other tech leaders for a panel ...

Size of the US Economy? The Atlantic Offers Interactive View of Data

As consumers we’re well aware, and surely every business leader knows: Data is Alive! Every day, data is constantly flowing to and from our customers, it surrounds and defines all our business processes, it changes as our efforts change, and affects our options and decisions. It goes without ...

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