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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 May 3, 2017: The Fast Data Event, Brussels, by DataLumen and Cisco

 May 7-12, 2017: TDWI Conference, Chicago, by TDWI

 June 7, 2017: The Future of Big Data: Smart Data-Driven Business, Brussels, by IT Works

 June 13-14, 2017: Incorporating Big Data, Hadoop and NoSQL in Business Intelligence Systems and Data Warehouses, London, by IRM UK

 June 15-16, 2017: The Logical Data Warehouse: Design, Architecture, and Technology, London, by IRM UK

 June 26-28, 2017: TDWI Conference, Munich, by TDWI

 August 6-11, 2017: TDWI Conference, Anaheim, by TDWI



Mei 16-17, 2017: Het Logische Datawarehouse: Architectuur, Ontwerp en Technologie, Hilversum, Adept Events

Juni 8, 2017: Hadoop en NoSQL: de Technologie voor Big Data, Hilversum, Adept Events

Oktober 18-19, 2017: Het Logische Datawarehouse: Architectuur, Ontwerp en Technologie, Brussel, IT Works


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

How Drill Enriches Self-Service Analytics; The Added Value of a SQL-on-Everything Engine, November 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)

 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


 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.