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How DigitalGlobe Handles 2 Petabytes Of Satellite Data Yearly
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WhoaGuy
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WhoaGuy,
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1/21/2014 | 4:03:58 PM
Re: Storing data cost more than revinue
They use plenty of other technology, and I don't know where your getting your operating cost from...?
RaghuK136
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RaghuK136,
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1/5/2014 | 3:57:04 PM
Storing data cost more than revinue
Amazing every day digitalglobe stores 2000 TB which cost 1 million approx,Why dont they use other technology.
cbabcock
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cbabcock,
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1/3/2014 | 4:10:56 PM
DigitalGlobe collects 2 PBs of image data per year
This story was corrected Dec. 31 to reflect that I missed in my discussionwith DigitalGlobe that the 2 PBs was collected annually, not daily. All that daily satellite imagery amounts to a lot of data, 3.3 million kilometers of the earth's surface. Nevetheless, the 2 PBs is an annual figure. 
WKash
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WKash,
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12/31/2013 | 2:03:28 PM
Re: Lot's of raw data; more analysis in the future
It's becoming almost impossible to comprehend, but 2 Petabytes of data is equal to 40 million 4-drawer file cabinets filled with text.  If you put those file cabinets side by side, they'd span nearly 9,500 miles. One can only imagine what it takes to catalog and analyze all of it each day. 

And consider this:  That's still only one-tenth of what Google reportedly processes each day.
asksqn
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asksqn,
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12/31/2013 | 2:23:29 AM
Here's proof of a changing climate
It is fascinating how even with petrabytes of data available to compare how much the icecaps have melted over the years that there are still those in denial of climate change.
Laurianne
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Laurianne,
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12/30/2013 | 4:04:56 PM
Re: Lot's of raw data; more analysis in the future
DigitalGlobe sounds like yet another interesting customer private cloud story for Red Hat.
cbabcock
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cbabcock,
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12/30/2013 | 12:29:18 PM
Lot's of raw data; more analysis in the future
That's right, they collect 2 PBs a day; they store something less than that through compression. DigitalGlobe has 4 billion square kilometers on archive, or 27X the surface of the earth. The raw data is one thing, what we will be able to do with it in the future is another. It will be addressed by increasingly sophisticated analysis systems.
RobPreston
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RobPreston,
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12/30/2013 | 11:27:35 AM
Big Data?
It collects 2 petabytes of data a day. For those who say the big data movement is mostly hype, this is a reminder that it's absolutely core to some companies' business models. 


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