Large amounts of data are being generated and collected continuously from a multitude of sources every minute of every day. From your toothbrush to your vehicle GPS to Twitter/Facebook/Google/Yahoo, data is everywhere. Being able to make decisions based on this information requires the ability to extract trends and patterns that can be buried deeply within the numbers.
Generally these large datasets contain millions of records (rows) requiring multiple gigabytes or terabytes of storage space across multiple hard drives in an external compute cluster. Analytic Solver Data Science enables users to 'pull' sampled and summarized data into Excel from compute clusters running Apache Spark, the open-source software widely embraced by Big Data vendors and users.