2012 London Summer Games. Big Data By The Numbers. The Age Of Big Data Is Dawning
For two weeks this summer, when the world comes together for the 2012 Summer games, an unprecedented spike in the sheer volume of big data is expected to be generated on a global scale. Are today's businesses and
IT systems ready to support the record-setting amount of big data that the world is on space to create the 2012 Summer Games?
- 600Gb of information per second expected to flow across British Telecom's networks (the equivalent of all of Wikipedia every 5 seconds).
- 200.000 hours of big data will be generated while testing the IT systems before the Games even start (the equivalent 8.333 days of work).
- 30% more results data will be processed during the 2012 London Games than during the 2008 Beijing Games.
- 845 million monthly active Facebook users resulting in an average of 15Tb+ of data predicted to be collected each day during the Games.
- 1b expected to visit the official Website of the 2012 Summer Games.
- 2000 hours of live sports media coverage (covering every single sport each day of the Games) will be digitally broadcasted to more than 14.000+ TV and broadcast stations with 4b people worldwide tuning in to watch
the opening ceremonies.
- 13.000+ tweets per second expected to be posted to Twitter during the Summer games.
- 8.5b devices expected to be connected to the Internet in 2012. Keystrokes from many of these devices will add to the amount of big data generated during the Summer games.