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August 6, 2013updated 19 Aug 2016 9:25am

Infographic: The body as a source of big data

A nice infographic from NetApp shows how even the human body can be given the big data treatment


This is quite a cool new infographic from storage player NetApp, showing how for example that while the typical X-ray is around 30MB, 3D MRI scans weigh in at a more lardy 150MB. It suggests by 2016 the average hospital will generate 665 Terabytes of data in a year. The data is fairly US-centric but much of the same storage challenges are already being faced by our treasured NHS.

Body as a source of big dataLarger version here.

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