[Data Day] 6 figures to know about Big data

by bold-lichterman

Statuses, photos, geolocation, emails… the volume of data produced by Internet users is exploding a little more every day. It would even double every 18 to 24 months. Here are some benchmarks to help you navigate through all this data:

  • 8.9 billion: or the revenue in dollars that the Big data market should generate this year according to data published by the firm Transparency Market Research. An amount that would reach 24.6 billion dollars in 2016 according to the firm, an average annual growth of 40%.
  • 13 259: either the number of datasets available to date on the government platform dedicated to Open data: data.gouv.fr. This represents more than 350,000 files containing public data.
  • 23% digital data could be useful for big data if it were properly tagged and analyzed, according to the firm IDC. Only 3% are to date.
  • 140 billion or the revenue in euros that Open data is supposed to generate each year, thus supporting the European economy, according to an estimate published in 2012 by the European Commission.
  • 74% of French companies are convinced that big data will allow better decision-making, but 41% of them do not allocate any budget to it, its ROI remaining uncertain, according to an EMC study published in November 2013. Moreover, according to a study conducted by Gartner in the United States, 56% of companies do not know how to profit from data.
  • 1,000 direct jobs could be created by 2018 according to the French Association of Software Publishers (Afdel), which campaigned for the establishment of a financing fund dedicated to Big data in the amount of 300 million euros, in public-private partnership, estimating that the creation of value could reach 2.8 billion euros. The American firm Gartner estimates that Big data will create 4.4 million jobs in the world by 2015, including 1.9 million in the United States.
  • 72 hours videos were uploaded every minute in 2013 to YouTube, according to realSEO.com; and moreone o’clock video of video was downloaded every second (compared to 8 minutes 3 years earlier)

To finish two dates: the June 20 and 21, 2014 The first Interior Ministry Data Hackathon will be held, a event organized by OKF France, in partnership with the Ministry of the Interior, Etalab and OCTO Technology.

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