Earlier this year, it was estimated more than 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are created each day at our current pace, but that pace is only accelerating.
In fact, IBM estimated in 2016 that the annual cost of dirty data in the United States was $3.1 trillion. That's trillion. With a "t".
To put this figure into perspective (sort of), the average annual salary of a data analyst in the U.S. is just more than $57,000. At $57K/year, a data analyst would have to work 52.6 million years to earn $3 trillion.
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