Monday, February 27, 2012

MTConnect, Manufacturing and BIG Data

Dr. Athulan Vijayaraghavan, CTO and co-founder of Systems Insight, sent me this email:

I posted on our blog ( some estimates on
how much data an MTConnect shop would generate, and I thought you
might be interested in it.

With basic monitoring, a small shop generates over 2TB a year, while a
large-sized enterprise with 500 machines will generate about 80TB a
year. With advanced monitoring with sensors, its about 80 TB for a
small shop, and 4PB for an enterprise. Whats really interesting is if
you scale the entire US machine tool base -- now you are really
talking! With full on sensor-based monitoring, we will generate over 9
Exabytes of data per year. Of course, this is not going to happen
anytime soon, but its definitely something for all those kids who are
looking at twitter hashtags to consider -- who says manufacturing
isn't cool?
Athulan is 100% correct, manufacturing IS COOL!

Athulan has a great blog entry that really lays out BIG data in manufacturing at Systems Insight's home page.