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Top 10 Largest Databases in the World

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Bangalore: Through your life, you may have come across some very large collections. These collections can vary from things that you use in your day to day life to things such as stones or even bugs. You also might have met with some of the organizations having large databases like Google and Facebook who are nearing to a billion users. So now the question- what is a database? Well databases are nothing but massive collection of billions and trillions of information’s that are in the forms of fields and records and on how they are being stored and served.

To justify the old saying that “Size alone doesn’t matters”, databases are merely not listed according to their sizes. It depends on their storage and service. So keeping this in mind here’s a list that features top 10 Largest Databases in the World.

10. Library of Congress:

Research library of the United States Congress or the de facto national library- it’s the Library of Congress that finds its ideal 10th spot in the listing of top 10 largest databases in the world. Ranging from 130 million items from little story books to newspapers-old and new, and to U.S Government proceedings, the Liberty of Congress (LC) owns a proud collection that not even the digital age can’t match up. It’s said that the text portion of LC would take up of 20 Terabytes of data. With an expansion rate of 10,000 per day, the LC spreads out in a massive 530 miles of shelf space. It’s said that the LC is the ideal place for information’s that aren’t found on the internet.

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Reader's comments(7)
1: You forgot the NSA. I suspect the Chinese have some enormous databases, too.
Posted by:PacRimJim - 16 Aug, 2013
2: Hi, there is a typo here - should show Library not Liberty of Congress
Posted by:Marcos Lombardi - 25 Feb, 2013
3: does anybody know who or which organisation made the list? I didn't find any source link from the article. tks alot
Posted by:Hoang Vu - 03 Sep, 2012
4: What about Indian railways.
Posted by:sourabh - 07 Jun, 2012
5: I wonder why National Library of Medicine (NLM) does not feature in this list. It has huge collection of bibliographic as well as non bibliographic references (like GenBank and so on...)
Posted by:skpatra - 07 Jun, 2012
6: it's surprising that none of the social sites has featured in this list....including facebook
Posted by:Leo - 06 Jun, 2012
7: never thought that wdcc is having the largest database.....
Posted by:Jackie - 06 Jun, 2012