I'm trying to impress some people at a new job by using my econometric skills to analyze data in a way that has never been done before at this company. I am experienced using STATA and not SPSS. However, the datasets are the biggest that I've ever worked with and I'm pretty sure that STATA's data-limits would restrict my use. Some other websites have told me that SPSS doesn't have the same limitations on data-size as STATA. Is this true?
The data sets in question are likely to be on the order of tens of millions of rows (the first one I have in mind has 60 million rows), with roughly 20-40 variables/columns.
What do you think? Is it worth it for me to try taking this on? One thing I do not want to do is waste a bunch of time formatting this data only to find out that SPSS can't do what I want anyways.
Thanks guys and gals and please let me know your thoughts!