Monday, March 24, 2008

IDC measures the Data Explosion

I've been asked for back up data on the size and velocity of data growth. here's one pointer...

IDC has published a 2008 update to their Information Growth Forecast. A couple interesting tidbits to get you to follow the link.
  • More storage in the home than anywhere else, but enterprises still carry the responsibility for ensuring the data is available. (Think your photos on Picassa or Flickr or...)
  • A huge driver of data growth is replicated copies. Though the example they use is email, I've also seen this done with Business Intelligence data. Replicated data is there to be analyzed!
  • They used "Data Tsunami" in 2007
It's no surprise EMC sponsored this work.

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