IOT Edge Computing and Data Sustainability

2 min readDec 1, 2021

Tens of billions of Internet of Things gadgets and devices will cause billions of tons of CO2, what can be done using IOT Edge Computing to mitigate this? I take a look at some numbers and speak with ObjectBox to find out more.

Recently I’ve written quite a bit about IOT, and one thing you may have picked up on is that the Internet of Things is made up of a lot of very large numbers.

For starters, the number of connected things is measured in the tens of billions, nearly 100’s of billions. Then, behind that very large number is an even bigger number, the amount of data these billions of devices is predicted to generate.

As FutureIoT pointed out, IDC forecasted that the amount of data generated by IoT devices by 2025 is expected to be in excess of 79.4 zettabytes (ZB).

How much is Zettabyte!?

A zettabyte is a very large number indeed, but how big? How can you get your head around it? Does this help…?

A zettabyte is 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 bytes. Hmm, that’s still not very easy to visualise.

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