The Big Data Capacity Crisis

October 21, 2014


Big data is BIG – I’ve mentioned that before I think! If all of the data in the world was printed out – there would be no one to count how many pages it filled as everyone would have suffocated under a mountain of paper.

Computers offer far more efficient storage capacity than paper – information stored magnetically on disks can be compressed to a much greater degree. But even so, are we reaching a capacity crisis?