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A report for the state said that the financial return on their Teradata investment is $1 million every day. "Imagine these million-dollar benefits achieved by Michigan – taken to the highest level – at the billion-dollar scale of the federal government," Day said. "However, our first step is to get the DATA Act signed into law – soon. The rise of big data could soon overwhelm many federal decision-makers at every level. It's time to turn chaos into clarity."