How is Data Stored?

Updated: Apr 11, 2019

In a world of disruption, information is the nucleus of progress. Time and again, we rely on up-to-date information regarding different matters that belong to particular fields. We access the News to know more about what’s happening around us. We use the internet to get facts, figures, stats, and much more. All this is because of data sets that are stored, recorded and monitored so that they can be used to provide essential information to the public.

Process of storing Data: -

Data is first retrieved from natural components around us. Then they go through this huge conversion process involving numbers and digits so that the computer can store it. After which their recorded by hardware that can store innumerable bits of data. From there, numbers are organized and grouped so that they can be moved to temporary storage facilities. The final stop is the program or software that collects relevant data. The data that is received can be manipulated, processed, or refined for users to experience real-time information. Various mechanisms work together so that data can be retrieved, processed, and send to its designated places in the technical world. The fascinating thing is that data can be processed, stored and sent within microseconds. Huge bits and bytes of data come together forming digital codes on screens that illuminate tons of information.

Storage is a significant function of digital devices since consumers, businesses and other agencies depend on information that can be accessed within a few clicks. Gone are the days where information had to be stored on physical components like floppy disks, tape systems or CDs. The emergence of Big Data and the profusion of IoT has transformed the Industrial World. Modern storage systems make use of enhanced capabilities that allow firms to apply machine learning as well as Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies to capture, analyze and derive value from data that is available.  

As the need for information grows, data sets expand beyond control. This leads to complexity, confusion, and chaos within data management. However, there’s a solution and that is Big Data Analytics. It’s a form of advanced analytics that involves the examination of huge and varied data sets to figure out hidden patterns, innominate connections, market trends, customer preferences and other information related to the world around us. By deciphering important information businesses, corporations and government institutions can reap benefits and boost the economy as a whole.

Light is one of the most efficient ways of transmitting information. There’s new research that is being conducted by the Institute of Photonic Integration at the TU Eindhoven, where they presented a hybrid technique that combines the advantages of both light and magnetic storage. “Ultra-short light pulses enable information to be written directly to a magnetic memory in a fast and highly efficient manner.” Such discoveries can propel innovation and stir greatness in the Scientific Community. As data keeps evolving, storage keeps updating and this leads to exponential growth among societies around the globe.   

Written by: Johan Jeson

Johan Jeson is volunteering for Voyager Space Outreach to write Blog Posts on Space/STEM oriented topics.

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