26 November 2013 – Nowadays, data size measurements such as kilobyte and megabyte are commonplace in tech parlance, but a new infographic puts those measurements into context, and takes a look at drive technologies, too. One byte? One character. 10 bytes? One word. A megabyte? A short novel. 10 terabytes? The entire printed collection in the U.S. Library of Congress. Etc., etc., etc.
Its source is our good friends at datascience@berkeley who are part of the University of California Berkeley and who offer a professional Master of Information and Data Science (MIDS) which is delivered online and which features a multidisciplinary curriculum designed to prepare data science professionals to solve real-world problems using complex and unstructured data. For more information just click the link above. Two of our staffers are currently enrolled.
The infographic begins with the humble bit and works its way up in file size all the way to zettabyte and yottabyte. A yottabyte is equal to 1,000 zettabytes and one yottabyte is the size of the entire world wide web, according to the infographic.
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