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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 September 25-26, 2019: TIBCO Now, London, UK, by TIBCO Software

 October 23, 2019: DataFest, London, UK, by Denodo Technologies

 October 29, 2019: Data Virtualization: Technology and Use Cases, Helsinki, by AriHovi

 November 11-12, 2019: Incorporating Big Data, Hadoop and NoSQL in Business Intelligence Systems and Data Warehouses, Rome, by Technology Transfer

 November 13-14, 2019: Data Virtualization: Technology and Uses Cases, Rome, by Technology Transfer

 November 18-22, 2019: Data Ed Week Europe 2019, London, by IRMUK

 December 2-3, 2019: Italian Big Data Summit, Rome, by Technology Transfer


November 6-7, 2019: Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing Fundamentals, Utrecht, Adept Events

December 11-12, 2019: Het Logische Datawarehouse: Architectuur, Ontwerp en Technologie, Utrecht, Adept Events

Maart 25-26, 2020: Datawarehouse en Business Intelligence Summit, Utrecht, Adept Events


 The Business Benefits of Data Virtualization, May 2019 

 The Fusion of Distributed Data Lakes - Developing Modern Data Lakes, February 2019 

 Unifying Data Delivery Systems Through Data Virtualization, October 2018

 Architecting the Multi-Purpose Data Lake With Data Virtualization, April 2018

 The Next Wave of Analytics - At the Edge, December 2017

Data Virtualization in the Time of Big Data, December 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


Five Hot Data, BI and Analytics Trends, April 2019

Maximizing your Information Assets; Building a Business Case for BI, April 2019

Developing Modern Data Lakes with Data Virtualization, February 2019

Are You Killing the Benefits of Your Data Lake?, May 2018

Podcast: Bi-modal and Data Virtualization, May 2018

Data Warehouse Automation: Hype or Reality?, June 2015

SQL niet geschikt voor Big Data? Toch wel! - Dutch

Heeft het logical data lake de toekomst? - Dutch

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 Projects with Data Virtualization, March 2019 

 Easy Database Migration with Data Virtualization, January 2019 

 Migrating Databases Made Easy With Aqua Data Studio, November 2018 

 Data Virtualization and the Fulfilling of Ted Codd's Dream, July 2018 

 Part 6: A Unified Data Delivery Platform - A Summary, June 2018 

 Part 5: Requirements for a Unified Data Delivery Platform , June 2018 

 Part 4: Big Data is Not the Biggest Change in IT, June 2018

 Part 3: How Siloed Data Delivery Systems Were Born, June 2018

 Part 2: Key Benefits of a Unified Data Delivery Platform, June 2018

 Part 1: Drowning in Data Delivery Systems, May 2018

 Data Virtualization or SQL-on-Hadoop for Logical Data Architectures?, April 2018

 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


 De moderne data-architectuur, Mei 2019 

 De nieuwe economie bestaat niet!, Januari 2019 

 Heeft SQL nog wel toekomst?, November 2018 

 Die eeuwige weerstand tegen nieuwe technologie!, Oktober 2018

 Onze man in Silicon Valley, Augustus 2018

 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







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