It's about one-and-one-tenth times as much as The IRS Compliance Database.
In other words, the amount of The IRS Compliance Database is 0.91 times 163 terabytes.(a.k.a. Internal Revenue Service) (2006 figures)
The United States Internal Revenue Service's compliance database holds more than 150 terabytes (tB) of data on tax returns and other records. Each year of tax records occupies between 15 and 20 terabytes (tB).
It's about one-and-one-fifth times as much as Despicable Me.
In other words, 163 terabytes is 1.15 times the amount of Despicable Me, and the amount of Despicable Me is 0.87 times that amount.(2010) (Production data)
The 2010 digitally-animated film Despicable Me was developed by Illumination Entertainment and Mac Guff Ligne and used 142 terabytes (tB) of data. The film had a running time of 95 minutes.
It's about one-and-three-tenths times as much as The Hubble Telescope.
In other words, the amount of The Hubble Telescope is 0.77 times 163 terabytes.(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 terabytes (tB) 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 0.0000019 terabytes of operating memory (RAM) — less than most smartphones.
It's about two-thirds as much as Pandora.
In other words, the amount of Pandora is 1.5 times 163 terabytes.(a.k.a. Pandora Radio) (2011 figures)
Pandora, the online radio and song recommendation service, stores 250 terabytes (gB) of music. Its music recommendation service categorizes each song in its library using 400 attributes and 2,000 attribute combinations.
It's about two times as much as The LHC Data Generated per Second.
In other words, the amount of The LHC Data Generated per Second is 0.5 times 163 terabytes.(a.k.a. Large Hadron Collider) (2008 figures)
Capturing millions of measurements per second on millions of subatomic particles, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) facility in Geneva generates 100 terabytes (tB) of data every second. Data collection arrays are placed throughout the LHC's 8.6 km (5.3 mi) circular track.
It's about two-and-a-half times as much as The Google Earth database.
In other words, 163 terabytes is 2.31 times the amount of The Google Earth database, and the amount of The Google Earth database is 0.433 times that amount.(2006 figures) (raw imagery and indexes storage)
As of 2006, Google was storing 70.5 terabytes (tB) of raw image and index data for its satellite photo and virtual globe application, Google Earth. The application offers high resolution satellite imagery of 60% of the populated areas of the world, according to 2010 estimates.
It's about one-third as much as a Walmart's Mainframe.
In other words, the amount of a Walmart's Mainframe is 2.8 times 163 terabytes.(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.