It's about as much as Netflix's Watch Instantly catalog.
(May, 2013 figures)
The uncompressed source copies of all the movies available for instant viewing on Netflix total 3.14 petabytes. According to estimates, videos streamed from Netflix account for about 29% of all Internet traffic
It's about one-and-one-fifth times as much as a Human Brain.
In other words, the amount of a Human Brain is 0.830 times 3.140 petabytes.According to Northwestern University psychology professor Paul Reber, the capacity of the human brain is a theoretical 2.5 petabytes. Each lobe of the brain consists of folded neural tissue with a total area, if unfolded, of about 0.24 sq. m.
It's about one-and-one-fifth times as much as The US Census Bureau.
In other words, the amount of The US Census Bureau is 0.830 times 3.140 petabytes.(a.k.a. United States Census Bureau, a.k.a. Bureau of the Census) (2010 figures) (total active data)
The United States Census Bureau administers 2.5 petabytes (pB) of demographic and population data gathered through the decennial census and other surveys. The Census Bureau makes the results of each census public 72 years after they are gathered.
It's about seven-tenths as much as The Letters Delivered by the Postal Service in 2010.
In other words, the amount of The Letters Delivered by the Postal Service in 2010 is 1 times 3.140 petabytes.(2010 figures)
All letters delivered by the United States Postal Service in 2010 will equate to 5 petabytes (pB) of data if stored digitally. In delivering the mail, the Postal Service fleet travels a total of 1.25 billion miles annually.
It's about one-and-a-half times as much as an Imgur's Monthly Bandwidth.
In other words, 3.140 petabytes is 1.490 times the amount of an Imgur's Monthly Bandwidth, and the amount of an Imgur's Monthly Bandwidth is 0.6710 times that amount.(Jan-Feb, 2012 figures)
Imgur, the free online image hosting service, used a total of 2.11 petabytes in bandwidth between January and February, 2012. The site has served up over 15 billion images in that time.
It's about two-and-a-half times as much as World of Warcraft.
In other words, the amount of World of Warcraft is 0.380 times 3.140 petabytes.(a.k.a. WoW) (2009 figures) (total storage for Blizzard Entertainment)
World of Warcraft, the popular massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG), uses 1.3 petabytes (pB) of data for its operations. The game's development required about 5 years and included the enhancement of a proprietary 3D graphics engine developed for the prequel of the game.
It's about three times as much as a Avatar.
In other words, the amount of a Avatar is 0.30 times 3.140 petabytes.(a.k.a. James Cameron's Avatar, a.k.a. Avatar: An IMAX 3D experience) (production rendering data)
Using a combination of breakthrough techniques that ultimately made it the most expensive movie ever produced, the film Avatar required 1 petabyte (pB) of storage space for its computer rendering. According to some sources, each frame of the 166-minute movie took an average of 47 person-hours to complete.