Big data. By now you have heard the term and it’s easy to grasp what it means as the world continues to create 2.5
quintillion bytes daily. Or, maybe not; can you fathom one quintillion bytes? I can’t. But I can relate to Vestas Wind
Systems, a leader in the development of wind energy that uses their IBM big data solution and one of the world’s
largest supercomputers to analyze weather information and provide location site data in minutes instead of weeks,
even while its wind library is increasing from 2.8 petabytes to as much as 24 petabytes of data - the equivalent of
1420 times the books in America’s Library of Congress.