It's about as much as Pandora.
(a.k.a. Pandora Radio) (2011 figures)
Pandora, the online radio and song recommendation service, stores 260,000 gigabytes of music. Its music recommendation service categorizes each song in its library using 400 attributes and 2,000 attribute combinations.
It's about one-and-seven-tenths times as much as The IRS Compliance Database.
In other words, the amount of The IRS Compliance Database is 0.590 times 260,000 gigabytes.(a.k.a. Internal Revenue Service) (2006 figures)
The United States Internal Revenue Service's compliance database holds more than 150,000 gigabytes of data on tax returns and other records. Each year of tax records occupies between 18,000 gigabytes.
It's about one-and-four-fifths times as much as Despicable Me.
In other words, 260,000 gigabytes is 1.790 times the amount of Despicable Me, and the amount of Despicable Me is 0.5590 times that amount.(2010) (Production data)
The 2010 digitally-animated film Despicable Me was developed by Illumination Entertainment and Mac Guff Ligne and used 145,000 gigabytes. The film had a running time of 95 minutes.
It's about half as much as a Walmart's Mainframe.
In other words, 260,000 gigabytes is 0.550 times the amount of a Walmart's Mainframe, and the amount of a Walmart's Mainframe is 1.80 times that amount.(a.k.a. Wal-Mart, a.k.a. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc) (2004 figures)
As of 2004, Walmart had accumulated nearly 460 terabytes of data about its customers, inventory, products, and sales. According to some estimates, the total area of all Walmart stores in the United States measures 64,000,000 sq. m.
It's about two times as much as The Hubble Telescope.
In other words, the amount of The Hubble Telescope is 0.50 times 260,000 gigabytes.(a.k.a. Hubble Space Telescope, a.k.a. HST) (2008 figures)
Between its launch in 1990 and 2008, the Hubble Space Telescope gathered 120,000 gigabytes of images and other data about astronomical phenomena. Last upgraded during a service mission in 1999, the onboard computer of the Hubble Telescope has just 0.002 gigabytes of operating memory (RAM) — less than most smartphones.
It's about half as much as The YouTube's video database.
In other words, 260,000 gigabytes is 0.480 times the amount of The YouTube's video database, and the amount of The YouTube's video database is 2.08 times that amount.(2008 figures) (video data only)
YouTube's collection of user-generated and commercially-produced videos measures about 556,000,000 gigabytes in total data volume. Every minute, an average of 35 hours of new video content is uploaded to YouTube.
It's about two-fifths as much as The Ancestry.com's Census Records.
In other words, the amount of The Ancestry.com's Census Records is 3 times 260,000 gigabytes.(2006 figures) (1790 to 1930 records only)
Updated in 2006 through a one-of-a-kind project, the genealogical research site Ancestry.com added 540 million names from records in the 1790 to 1930 US Census, capturing a total of 600,000 gigabytes of data. According to company estimates, the project took 6.6 million hours (750 person-years) to complete.