Survey: Biggest Databases Approach 30 Terabytes - Page 3

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The data deluge isnt expected to slow in coming years. Respondents to Winters survey predicted that the largest databases would reach about 60 terabytes by 2006.

In recent years, the prevalence of the Web has helped lead to new sources of data, such as click-stream information. Now a new set of devices, such as radio frequency identification (RFID) readers, are on the horizon and promise to retrieve more data that could stretch the limits of databases.

"What people talk about most is that computers are getting faster and cheaper and that storage is getting faster and cheaper, but there are also hundreds and thousands of devices planted everywhere that are getting faster and cheaper," Winter said.

Here are the overall winners of Winters Top Ten Program:

Transaction Processing (all environments)

  1. Land Registry, 18.3 terabytes
  2. BT plc, 11.7 terabytes
  3. United Parcel Service, 9.0 terabytes
  4. Caica Econômica Federal, 6.9 terabytes
  5. United States Patent and Trademark Office, 5.4 terabytes
  6. Verizon Communications, 5.3 terabytes
  7. Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, 4.1 terabytes
  8. Hewlett Packard Company, 3.2 terabytes
  9. Boeing Company, 3.1 terabytes
  10. CheckFree Corp, 2.9 terabytes

Decision Support (all environment)

  1. France Telecom, 29.2 terabytes
  2. AT&T, 26.3 terabytes
  3. SBC, 24.8 terabytes
  4. Anonymous, 16.2 terabytes
  5. Amazon.com, 13.0 terabytes
  6. Kmart, 12.6 terabytes
  7. Claria Corp., 12.1 terabytes
  8. HIRA, 11.9 terabytes
  9. FedEx Services, 10.0 terabytes
  10. Vodafone, 9.1 terabytes

More details of the winners and judging criteria for Winter Corp.s Top Ten Program is available here.