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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April 10-11, 2017: The Logical Data Warehouse: Design, Architecture, and Technology, Rome, by Technology Transfer

April 12-13, 2017: Incorporating Big Data, Hadoop and NoSQL in Business Intelligence Systems and Data Warehouses, Rome, by Technology Transfer

 April 19, 2017: The Logical Data Warehouse: Design, Architecture, and Technology, Helsinki, by Ari Hovi

 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


 Februari 22-23, 2017: Het Logische Datawarehouse: Architectuur, Ontwerp en Technologie, Brussel, IT Works

Maart 23, 2017: Big Data Technologie voor IoT, Data Lakes, Data Science en BI, Brussel, IT Works

Maart 28-29, 2017: Data Warehousing & BI Summit, Amsterdam, 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)

 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

 The Logical Data Warehouse Architecture is Tolerant to Change, November 2016

 The Need for Flexible, Bi-Modal Data Warehouse Architectures, November 2016

 The Roots of the Logical Data Warehouse Architecture, November 2016


 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.