I read a post today about the need for spreadsheets adapted to handle the big-data revolution. This is a very relevant discussion, especially if the author is correct that Excel simply cannot handle entire data sets of the sizes currently being generated. IBM is trying to become the Excel of big data with Big Sheets, but, let’s be honest, the majority of the spreadsheet-using world would prefer to keep using Excel. Perhaps Microsoft is working as I write this to solve this exact problem, and it wouldn’t surprise me in the least. The company already has tried to overcome Excel’s limitations in the financial services space, so, clearly, it understands that Excel cannot last forever in its current form.