Volumes explode due to extreme growth rates
It is no secret that the current availability of broadband connectivity at relatively low cost invites people to stream video’s, create and share pictures and presentations, and work online. We are also absorbing news, videos, movies, facts, and figures from globally available streaming services. Scientists are collecting data from research, sensors, camera’s, microphones, GPS devices, vehicles, and even satellites and rockets circling in the universe somewhere.
While almost everyone is familiar with bits, bytes, kilobytes, megabytes, gigabytes, terabytes, and probably even petabytes, what comes next are exabytes (1000 petabytes), zettabytes (1000 petabytes), and yottabytes (1000 zettabytes).