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The Coming Data Tsunami, and webOS will be there, BIG TIME!

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The Coming Data Tsunami
Posted June 1st, 2010 at 12:27 pm by Gavin O'Malley

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What some might describe as a present tsunami of digital data will soon look like a mere drop in the bucket, according to Parthasarathy Ranganathan, a technologist at HP Labs. Ranganathan tells ReadWriteWeb that data is growing significantly faster than Moore’s Law. Similarly, last summer, HP CEO Mark Hurd said: “More data will be created in the next four years than in the history of the planet.” And the data appears to be coming from every direction one can image. Ranganathan is particularly interested in real-world objects that connected to the Internet, which is creating a massive amount of new data on the Web. Also last summer, Google VP Marissa Mayer said that the amount of user-generated content increased 15-fold over the past few years, since which time Facebook’s growth trajectory has surpassed the most optimistic of projections. “We don’t know yet which computing or Internet companies will be most successful over the next 5-10 years, but one thing is for sure,” notes ReadWriteWeb. “They’ll have to know how to process and make sense of massive quantities of data flowing through the Web – and do it in real-time.”