I'm an entry-level optimization analyst at a company that publishes risk ratings data for various companies. We have tons of data (to the point where our history is currently solely limited by the number of rows possible in Excel).
We currently use many .do files in Stata to perform all manipulations and statistical analyses (the largest production we run takes 9 hours, with one insheet taking half a minute). I'm trying to convince the company to move away from using a flat database to using a relational database but have been having trouble finding information online about whether flat or relational is better in Stata. So--which is better, and why?