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IOTA network actual usage

My understanding is that IOTA is mostly useful to communicate data rather than to store data, given that the network undergoes periodic transaction pruning (snapshots). Is this correct? If so, is ...
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How much memory is needed on a full-node?

A full-node contains all transactions from the last snapshot but I'm wondering how can it contain everything (that's a lot of data). Does a full-node store every transaction completely? (the whole ...
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Spam consequence on perma-nodes?

I know storage is cheap and that in the future the tangle will horizontally scale. But I am thinking about bogus spam and its consequences for storage. I know they would be deleted after a snapshot. ...
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Where does all Tangle data goes after a Snapshot?

I understand that Snapshots are needed in order to make room for new data but it doesn't mean that all data is gone for good, does it? Is it possible to to access old data if one manages to run a ...
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How is data stored in the tangle?

What exactly is being stored in the Tangle if I send a set of data to someone? Is the whole data stored in the Tangle or does the data just pass through the Tangle. Is it just like putting a bag in an ...