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Growth of Internet Data - 2017

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90% of the data on the internet has been created since 2016, according to an IBM Marketing Cloud study. People, businesses, and devices have all become data factories that are pumping out incredible amounts of information to the web each day.

We’ve been tracking the growth of data created on the internet for several years, and have updated the information for 2017 to show you how much data that is being created on the internet – every day!

Read more in our blog: https://blog.microfocus.com/how-much-data-is-created-on-the-internet-each-day/

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Growth of Internet Data - 2017

  1. 1. 2017 1,209,600 new social media users each day How much data is generated on the internet in one day? See the growth and trends of Internet data. Growth of Data 90% of data created is unstructured ― Meaning that it is typically text heavy and does not follow a predefined data model. Big data analytics and archiving tools are critical in being able to manage all of this data. General Internet Population + 58% increase in data from 2014-2017 2015 Billion/Day 2016 Billion/Day 2017 Billion/Day 205.6 215.3 269 By the beginning of 2017, 77% of Americans used a smartphone, compared to just 55% at the beginning of 2014. Global Mobile Usage 11.3 billion texts/day in 2014 to 21.9 billion texts/day in 2017. + 31% increase between 2015-2017 + 22% increase between 2015-2017 More than half of emails sent in 2017 (149 billion) are spam. It’s predicted that in 2021 about 319.6 billion emails will be sent per day. Global Email Usage 44 billion GB of data was created per day in 2016. Global Data Created Each Day 2014 Texting Desktop Mobile 2009 3.394 Billion 2017 At the start of 2017, there were 3.394 billion more mobile internet users than desktop internet users. Mobile vs. Desktop 100% 50% 0% Global Social Media Usage + 67,305,600 Instagram posts each day in 2017 microfocus.com 2014 2015 2016 2017 44 463 Billion GB/Day 2016 Billion GB/Day 2025 + IDC predicts growth to 463 billion GB of data created per day in 2025 + 65% growth between 2014-2017 77% 55% In 2014, mobile phones and tablets uploaded/downloaded around 2 exabytes of data. At the start of 2017, that number quadrupled to over 8 exabytes. (1 Exabyte = 1 Billion Gigabytes) Uploads & Downloads 2014 2017 2 8+ + 300% increase in growth 2014 11.3* 2015 15* 2016 18.7* 2017 21.9* *Billion texts / day + 94% growth between 2014-2017 2 Billion 1.5 Billion 500 Million 0 1 Billion 2014 2015 2016 2017 Instagram Users Facebook Users Billion Billion Billion Billion 300% Growth 399 million tweets were tweeted per day in 2014. 2015 produced a whopping 500 million. 2017 had about 657 million tweets per day. SOURCES: IDC, seagate.com | DOMO, web-assets.domo.com | Radicati Group, radicati.com | Pew Research, pewinternet.org | Statistic Brain, statisticbrain.com | Open University, openuniversity.edu | The Next Web, thenextweb.com | GS Statcounter, gs.statcounter.com | Tech Crunch, techcrunch.com Social Media Twitter Tweets 399 million 500 million 657 million 2017 2015 2014
  2. 2. How much data is generated on the internet in one day? See the growth and trends of Internet data. Growth of Data

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