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 2-3, 2017: Global Data Summit, Golden, Colorado, by Global Data Summit

 October 11: Introduction to Data Virtualization: Technology and Use Cases, Helsinki, by Ari Hovi

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

 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


September 27-28, 2017: Gebruiken van Big Data, Hadoop, NoSQL, Fast Data in Data Warehouses en Business Intelligence Systemen, Brussel, IT Works

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

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

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


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)

 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


 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.