It has been almost impossible to avoid the phenomenon of Big Data over the past few months. Discussion about Big Data is sweeping the globe as consumers and organisations continue to create volumes of data that are literally becoming too large to handle. Ex-chief executive and current executive chairman of Google, Eric Schmidt, said back in 2010 that "Every two days, we create as much information as we did from the dawn of civilisation up until 2003." This is mind-blowing because in 2003, we were already highly dependent on the internet, laptops, email etc. So what has changed in the past decade that we are now producing over five exabytes every 48 hours?
Read AARNet CEO's Chris Hancock's article discussing Big Data on the ABC technology and games blog.