Rick F. van der Lans is an independent analyst, consultant, speaker, and author. He specializes in Data Warehousing, Business Intelligence, Big Data, Analytics, and Database Technology



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 October 20, 2017: Three Big Dilemmas of BI, webinar, by TDWI

 October 23-24, 2017: The Logical Data Warehouse: Design, Architecture, and Technology, Rome, by Technology Transfer

 October 25-26, 2017: Incorporating Big Data, Hadoop and NoSQL in Business Intelligence Systems and Data Warehouses, Rome, by Technology Transfer

 October 31-November 1, 2017: Incorporating Big Data, Hadoop and NoSQL in BI Systems and Data Warehouses, London, by IRM UK

 November 2-3, 2017: The Logical Data Warehouse: Design, Architecture, and Technology, London, by IRM UK


November 7-8, 2017: Het Logische Datawarehouse: Architectuur, Ontwerp en Technologie, Utrecht, Adept Events

November 27-28, 2017: Business Intelligence and data warehousing fundamentals, Hilversum, Adept Events

November 30, 2017: Hadoop en NoSQL: de Technologie voor Big Data, Nieuwegein, Adept Events


Data Virtualization in the Time of Big Data, September 2017

Developing a Bi-Modal Logical Data Warehouse Architecture Using Data Virtualization, September 2016

Designing a Logical Data Warehouse, February 2016

Designing a Data Virtualization Environment; A Step-By-Step Approach, January 2016

SQL Syntax for Apache Drill; Using SQL for SQL-on-Everything Engine, December 2015


The Next-Gen Analytics Stack for Insights-Driven Organizations

Data Quality and Governance in a Data-Obsessed World

The Five Big Myths of Big Data at the Big Data Expo in The Netherlands

The Five Big Myths of Big Data

Big Data and the Dutch Tax Office (in Dutch)

 Simplifying Big Data Integration with Data Virtualization, October 2017 

 Data Virtualization for Developing Customer-Facing Apps, August 2017 

 Do Data Scientists Really Ask for Physical Data Lakes, May 2017 

 Do We Really Deploy ETL in Our Data Warehouse Architectures, April 2017 

 Challenges for Developing Data Lakes, March 2017 

 Automated Migration of ETL Solutions, March 2017 

 What Do You Mean, SQL Can't Do Big Data?, March 2017 

 Are Analytical SQL Servers Becoming Cheaper?, February 2017

 OLAP-on-Hadoop on the Rise, February 2017

 When to Use NoSQL, January 2017

 The Big BI Dilemma, November 2016


 Self service analytics het grote BI dilemma, Oktober 2017 

 Uitdagingen voor het ontwikkelen van data lakes, April 2017 

 Wanneer is NoSQL nuttig?, Februari 2017 

 OLAP-on-Hadoop in opkomst, Februari 2017 

 De noodzaak voor flexibele, bi-modal datawarehouse-architecturen, December 2016

 Datavirtualisatie is NIET hetzelfde als datafederatie, December 2016

 De oorsprong van de logische datawarehouse architectuur, December 2016

 Data strategie is de puzzel, Februari 2016







He is the author of a series of articles on the Data Delivery Platform, a new and flexible architecture for developing business intelligence systems.