Facebook.com is the most popular social networking website which has more than 1.2 billion monthly active users. This number is increasing everyday, which in turn increases the data being generated exponentially. You can just imagine how much data is generated on Facebook in terms of text, images, videos, locations etc everyday.As per Facebook posts on code.facebook.com, their warehouse stores up to 300PB(peta bytes) of data with an incoming rate of 600 TB per day.Believe me, thats a lot of data.
For our not-so-tech users lets discuss something on bits and bytes.
- 1 Bit – A value of either 0 or 1.
- 1 Byte – 8 bits.
- 1 KB(Kilo Byte) – 1024 Bytes
- 1 MB(Mega Byte) – 1024 KB
- 1 GB(Giga Byte) – 1024 MB
- 1 TB(Tera Byte) – 1024 GB
- 1 PB(Peta Byte) – 1024 TB
- 1 EB(Exa Byte) – 1024 PB
- 1 ZB(Zetta Byte) – 1024 EB
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