What industries have the most complex workflows?

There are some good contenders. How about the Space industry? Every day, NASA’s EOSDIS (Earth Observing System Data and Information System) satellites receive 3 terabytes of new data and distribute 2 terabytes to researchers around the globe. Oh, and collaboration with thousands of users having access to over 20 million files is a must.

The Federal space is complicated as well. The US Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division (NSWCCD) has to keep up with a 1,000x data increase for their underwater sensor arrays that collect the acoustic signatures of submarines. With an average of 550,000 files and up to 3 terabytes per test, data needs to be captured, processed and stored with no performance problems. If there are problems, tests need to be rerun and that means recalling submarines or delaying their departure. You don’t want to tell your boss that.

But it’s the Sports Broadcast industry that maybe takes the cake. Quantum’s Skip Levens makes this point:

“Capturing the drama and excitement of live sports has become the ultimate high-wire act in modern television production. Consider the pressures of covering a live event with no second takes, millions of highly discriminating and knowledgeable customers scrutinizing your every move, and that every play has the potential to make history.”

More than that, a live sports broadcast lives on long after the play. The nature of sports production “means that the value of sports content is immediate and hottest as as soon as the play ends and well in the next viewing day – and needs to be pushed into multiple formats as quickly as possible.”

If that’s where the is industry is now, what about where the industry has come from?

Check out this infographic on the Evolution of Sports Broadcasting. From the world’s first live sporting event in 1936 to the first “instant” replay in 1955 to the nine World Cup matches that were just broadcast in 8K, the evolution of sports broadcasting continues.

Where do you think it’s going next?

The Evolution of Sports Broadcasting Quantum StorNext

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