I'm writing a thesis, mostly about computer science (cloud computing, mostly). In the introduction I'd like to give the reader a vague idea about how much data we are talking about (4.5 TB if I remember correctly)
Now my question is, how would I best say this? I would prefer not to start with (semi) technical terms, mostly since it's in the introduction. Currently I have:
Company X has a medium to large amount of data at their disposal.
Though this is debatable. For me 4.5TB is pretty damn huge, but for a multinational company that amount might be peanuts. If I do say the exact amount in the intro, I feel obliged to explain this, since not everybody knows what 4.5TB means or what it could contain.