Top 10 largest databases in the world

We all collected things as children. Rocks, baseball cards, Barbies, perhaps even bugs — we all tried to gather up as much stuff as possible to compile the biggest most interesting collection possible. Some of you may have even been able to amass a collection of items numbering into the hundreds (or thousands).

As the story always goes, we got older, our collections got smaller, and eventually our interests died out…until now.

There are currently organizations around the world in the business of amassing collections of things, and their collections number into and above the trillions. In many cases these collections, or databases, consist of items we use every day.

In this list, we cover the top 10 largest databases in the world: