I recently saw a TV reporter interviewing an automotive executive who spoke about big data and petabytes of information.

The reporter was confused and I’m guessing some of the audience was too. Big data and petabytes are tech terms that are becoming common.

Big data refers to the large volume of digital information generated by computerized devices. The data is frequently sent back to the manufacturer and is analyzed to improve products and services. Big data can be generated from cars and apps.

Petabytes refers to the amount of digital storage. You may recall that 1000 MB is a GB. 1000 GB is a TB. 1000TB is a PD.

I’m Francie Black.

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