Digital Universe Expands at an Alarming Rate

Digital Universe Expands at an Alarming Rate

Growth of the Digital UniverseGrowth of the Digital Universe

There is now almost as many bits of data as there are known stars in the universe. 2013: 4.4 zettabytes, 2020: 44 zettabytes

Amount of Data AnalyzedAmount of Data Analyzed

By 2020, the amount of the 44 zettabytes that is worth analyzing could be more than 35%. Amount of data worth analyzing in 2013: 22%. Amount of data analyzed in 2013: 5%

Amount of Data in the CloudAmount of Data in the Cloud

The amount of data moving through the cloud to one degree or another will double by 2020. Amount of data touched by the cloud in 2013: Less than 20%. Amount of data touched by the cloud in 2020: 40%

Need for Data SecurityNeed for Data Security

About half of the data that should be secured in the enterprise is not protected. Amount of data that needs to be protected: 43%. Amount of that data that is currently unprotected: 52%

Where the Data ResidesWhere the Data Resides

China, Brazil, India, Russia and Mexico will be generating more data than existing mature markets during the coming years. In 2013, mature markets generated 60% of all data. By 2020, emerging markets will generate 60% of all data.

Who Manages the Digital UniverseWho Manages the Digital Universe

Of the 4.4 zettabytes generated in 2013, enterprises end up managing 85% of it. Amount of data generated by consumers: 2.9 zettabytes. Amount of data generated by enterprises: 1.5 zettabytes. Amount of data managed by enterprises: 2.3 zettabytes

Value of the DataValue of the Data

While 4.4 zettabytes sounds like a lot of data, only a small percentage of it is either target rich or of high value. Percent of target-rich data worth analyzing in 2014: 5%. Percent of high-value data in 2014: 1.5%

Sources of Target-Rich Data in 2013Sources of Target-Rich Data in 2013

IT is still the dominant source of target-rich data worth analyzing. General IT and metadata: 42%, Surveillance: 33%, Consumers and mobile data: 17%, Embedded systems: 8%

Sources of Target-Rich Data in 2020Sources of Target-Rich Data in 2020

Embedded systems will account for a much bigger percentage of target-rich data by 2020. General IT and metadata: 53%, Embedded systems: 21%, Surveillance: 16%, Consumer and mobile data: 10%

The Coming of the Internet of ThingsThe Coming of the Internet of Things

Things, as a percent of what is connected to the Internet, will grow from 7% in 2013 to 15% in 2020. Number of things connected to the Internet in 2013: 20 billion, Number of things that will be connected to the Internet in 2020: 30 billion

Data Generated by The Internet of ThingsData Generated by The Internet of Things

The size of the data generated by a thing connected to the Internet is usually fair small. Percent of all data generated by the Internet of Things in 2013: 2%. Percent of all data generated by the Internet of Things in 2020: 10%

Data Generated by Mobile DevicesData Generated by Mobile Devices

Percent of data generated by mobile-connected things in 2013: 18%. Percent of data that will be generated by mobile-connected things in 2020: 27%

Amount of Data Managed per IT ProAmount of Data Managed per IT Pro

In 2014, there are 28 million IT professionals worldwide, a figure which is expected to grow to 36 million by 2020. 2014: 230GB of data per IT professional. 2020: 1,231GB of data per IT professional

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