George Mason University
The amount of data generated annually over the internet has exceeded the zeta-byte levels. Processing data with such high volume far exceeds the computational capabilities of today's datacenters and computers, giving rise to the term big data. The amount of data acquired, stored, and processed annually over the Internet has exceeded the processing capabilities of modern computer systems, including supercomputers with multiple-petaflop processing power, giving rise to the term big data. Continuous research efforts to implement systems to cope with this insurmountable amount of data are underway.