Data structures, as the name implies, are organizational configurations of data in Information Technology. Data is stored in computers and via the Cloud on RAM or dispersed storage systems, and either way, the data is meant to eventually be accessed (that’s the entire point of storing it in the first place). Unfortunately, computers have to process extremely high quantities of data on a daily basis, so that information can rapidly be jumbled or lost.
Cue data structures. These conformations place data into predictable sequences, locations, and arrangements. This way, the information can quickly be withdrawn because it is placed in a retrievable location. Without this structure in place, information would be practically lost to the ether for all time. Fortunately, we are able to create very functional structures that allow easy access to all of our data.