We create 2.5 quintillion bytes of data each day and 90 percent of the data in the entire world has been created in the past two years. Those numbers are truly staggering but when you consider all the data outputs in today’s world, the amount isn’t as surprising.

After all, we’re in the age of connectedness—we have sensors that we wear, devices that have the ability to report data back to us and companies are generating data at an incredible rate. People send nearly 20 billion text messages per day and that’s only one-third of the activity that some popular messaging apps see.

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