How Much Data Is Created on the Internet Each Day?

DZone 's Guide to

How Much Data Is Created on the Internet Each Day?

Some quick stats: 656 million tweets go out per day, and 15,220,700 texts are sent every minute. This makes for LOTS of data. Read on for more shocking stats!

· Big Data Zone ·
Free Resource

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!

The Amount of Data Created Each Day on the Internet in 2017

In 2014, there were 2.4 billion internet users. That number grew to 3.4 billion by 2016, and in 2017, 300 million internet users were added — making a total of 3.8 billion internet users in 2017. This is a 42% increase in people using the internet in just three years!

Not only are there more people using the internet, but they are using it in many different ways.

Each minute of every day, the following happens on the internet:

If we do some quick calculations, we can see the amount of data created on the internet each day. There are 1,440 minutes per day... so that means that there are approximately:

Email Use Continues to Rise

Don't think that with these increases in social media, email is going away anytime soon! Email use continues to grow. The Email Statistics Report 2017-2021 by the Radicati Group confirms this. 269 billion emails are sent daily in 2017, and this is expected to grow by 4.4% yearly to 319.6 billion in 2021.

Mobile Device Data

Data Created by the Internet of Things (IoT)

Devices are a huge source of the 2.5 quintillion bytes of data we create every day — not just mobile devices but also smart TVs, cars, airplanes, you name it — IoT is producing an increasing amount of data.

Growth in Data Generating Services

The growth in data and the way it can be used is also changing the way business is being done and the services that organizations can offer due to an enhanced ability to produce, capture, and understand data.

big data, data analytics, iot data, mobile data

Published at DZone with permission of Jeff Schultz , DZone MVB. See the original article here.

Opinions expressed by DZone contributors are their own.

{{ parent.title || parent.header.title}}

{{ parent.tldr }}

{{ parent.urlSource.name }}