Can you work with Big Data in Excel?  From the barrage of recent news, white papers, and sales calls about Big Data, you would think not.  A common theme is that “spreadsheets can’t handle Big Data and advanced analytics,” and that companies need to “move up” to new tools, that the vendors with the white papers offer -- implicitly, the benefits outweigh the expense and steep learning curve.  But in this blog post, we'll show that you can work with Big Data in Excel (with help from our Apache Spark link), without a lot of expense or a steep learning curve.