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20 Amazing Stats of Big Data!

Updated: Jul 13, 2021

The term 'big data' is associated with big numbers, not big ideas. Here are 20 different ways of peering into the wonders of large volumes of data:

1.) In 2018, more than 2.5 quintillion bytes of data were created every day. (Social Media Today)

2.) As of May 2021, the current estimate of global data generation stands at 1.145 trillion MB per day. That is 1.145e^18 number of bytes. (

3.) At the dawn of 2020, the amount of data in the world was estimated to be 44 zettabytes. When counting in number of bytes in the digital universe, it is 40 times bigger than the number of stars in the observable universe. (World Economic Forum)

4.) The world spends (in 2021) almost $1 million per minute on commodities on the Internet (Visual Capitalist)

5.) Electronic Arts process roughly 50 terabytes of data every day (2021).

6.) 80% of online content is available in just one-tenth of all languages. (World Economic Forum)

7.) Google processes more than 40,000 searches every second, or 3.5 billion searches a day. And as of 2021, a staggering 1.2 trillion searches every year. (Internet Live Stats)

8.) 1.5 billion people are active on Facebook every day. That’s one-fifth of the world’s population.

9.) Two-thirds of the world’s population now own a mobile phone.

10.) In 2020, roughly 306.4 billion emails were sent and received each day. (Statista)

11.) Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and Amazon (in 2021) store at least 1,200 petabytes of information. (Science Focus)

12.) As of July 2020, there were over 4.8 billion Internet users in the world. (Internet World Stats)

13.) Almost 5 billion videos on Youtube are watched every day (in 2021). (Fortune Lords)

14.) By 2025, the amount of data generated each day is expected to reach 463 exabytes globally. That's the equivalent of 212,765,957 DVDs per day! (

15.) By 2025, there would be 75 billion Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices in the world. (FinancesOnline, Visual Capitalist)

16.) Nearly three-quarters of the world will use just their smartphones to access the internet by 2025. (

17.) By 2025, there will be 175 zettabytes of data in the global datasphere. (Seagate UK)

18.) By 2025, the amount of data generated each day is expected to reach 463 exabytes globally. (World Economic Forum, High Scalability)

19.) By 2025, at least 50 billion smartphones will be sold, and it is expected that by 2030 that number will rise to 433 billion. (Internet Live Stats) That is unless of course, other gadgets were to replace the use of the smartphone.

20.) By 2030, nine out of every ten people aged six and above would be digitally active. (Cybersecurity Ventures, Data Reportal). And of those, it is expected that there will be 7.5 billion Internet Users by the same year. (

Author: Katriel Porth

Content AI Founder & CEO

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