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1. A unit of computer memory or data storage capacity equal to 1,024 zettabytes (280 bytes).
2. One septillion (1024) bytes.
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(Units) computing 1024 or 280 bytes
[C20: probably from Italian otto eight]
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(ˈyɒt əˌbaɪt)

n. Computers.
1024, or one septillion (1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000), bytes; 1000 zettabytes.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.yottabyte - a unit of information equal to 1000 zettabytes or 10^24 bytes
computer memory unit - a unit for measuring computer memory
zettabyte, ZB - a unit of information equal to 1000 exabytes or 10^21 bytes
2.yottabyte - a unit of information equal to 1024 zebibytes or 2^80 bytes
computer memory unit - a unit for measuring computer memory
zebibyte, ZiB, zettabyte, ZB - a unit of information equal to 1024 exbibytes or 2^70 bytes
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Yottabyte has joined the Merit Marketplace in order to provide Merit's members with a comprehensive private cloud solution powered by Yottabyte software.
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bit (b) 0 or 1 byte (B) 8 bits kilobyte (KB) [1,000.sup.1] bytes megabyte (MB) [1,000.sup.2] bytes gigabyte (GB) [1,000.sup.3] bytes terabyte (TB) [1,000.sup.4] bytes petabyte PB) [1,000.sup.5] bytes exabyte (EB) [1,000.sup.6] bytes zettabyte (ZB) [1,000.sup.7] bytes yottabyte (YB) [1,000.sup.8] bytes bit (b) 1/8 of a byte byte (B) 1 byte kilobyte (KB) 1,000 bytes megabyte (MB) 1,000.000 bytes gigabyte (GB) 1.000.000,000 bytes terabyte (TB) 1.000,000,000.000 bytes petabyte PB) 1,000.000,000.000,000 bytes exabyte (EB) 1,000,000,000,000.000,000 bytes zettabyte (ZB) 1,000,000.000.000,000,000,000 bytes yottabyte (YB) 1,000.000,000,000,000.000,000,000 bytes
The Sizes in bytes for Petabyte is 1,125,899,906,842,624, Exabyte is 1,152,921,504,606,846,976, Zettabyte is 1,180,591,620,717,411,303,424 and Yottabyte is 1,208,925,819,614,629,174,706,176.
Julian Bunn, How Big Is a Petabyte, Exabyte, Zettabyte, or a Yottabyte?, High Scalability (Sept.
yottabyte (abbreviated as YB, also seen as yobibyte or YiB): The yottabyte is a unit of information (or computer storage) equal to 1 septillion bytes (which is 1 long-scale quadrillion, or 1,024) or equal to 1 quadrillion gigabytes.
health care soon will reach the zettabyte (1021 gigabytes) scale and, not long after, the yottabyte (1024 gigabytes).
Yes, it goes up by what mathematicians call orders of magnitude: Next would be exabyte, zettabyte and yottabyte, Stay tuned for really, really big data.
Big benefits Forward-thinking organisations bracing for the day when the Yottabyte or one-septillion-bytes mark emerges see numerous opportunities in the big data bandwagon.