Guest Column | January 10, 2014

Overgrowing The Data Garden

By Charles Patsios, director of channel marketing at Unitrends

The future of Big Data lies not in its creation, but its management. Like with a garden, the first step in the development of Big Data infrastructure was to plant and grow. This has worked out extremely well thus far. In 2011, the data landscape was filled with over 1.8 zettabytes of information, equivalent to the volume that would be produced if every U.S. citizen were to write three tweets per minute for the next 26,967 years.

Unfortunately, there are nowhere near enough gardeners to control and secure that growth.  While a recent IDC study estimates that our field of data will expand over 50 times by 2020, the number of IT professionals responsible for managing it will grow by a paltry 1.5 times in that timeframe.

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