Complex and massive datasets can be easily accessed using the newly developed data acquisition technology. In spite of the fact that the smoothing spline ANOVA models have proven to be useful in a variety of fields, these datasets impose the challenges on the applications of the models. In this chapter, we present a selected review of the smoothing spline ANOVA models and highlight some challenges and opportunities in massive datasets. We review two approaches to significantly reduce the computational costs of fitting the model. One real case study is used to illustrate the performance of the reviewed methods.
Part of the book: Topics in Splines and Applications