Data Storage refers to the collection and retention of digital information, which can occur on physical hard drives, disk drives, USB drives or virtually in the cloud. Regardless of the method, data storage describes what type of, where, and how hardware or software holds, deletes, backs up, organizes, and secures information. This includes keeping data in temporary or permanent storage.
Data Analytics is the systematic computational analysis of data or statistics. It is used for the discovery, interpretation, and communication of meaningful patterns in data. It also entails applying data patterns towards effective decision making.