Companies are creating oceans of data every day. Many are drowning in it. But the savviest companies see the future of compliance deep in those vast seas of ones and zeros.

Collectively, we create 2.5 quintillion bytes of data every single day, according to IBM. A quintillion is a one followed by 18 zeroes. That's so much that 9 of every 10 bytes accumulated on servers and storage media around the world were produced just in the last two years alone. In 2011, we hoarded over 1.8 zettabytes (1.8 trillion gigabytes) added research firm IDC, meaning that the world's data volume ...