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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 January 21, 2021: Use Cases of Data Virtualization, Webinar, by Passio Consulting

 February 15-16, 2021: Design Guidelines for New Data Architectures, Virtual Seminar, by AriHovi

 March 1, 2021: Overview of Big Data and Fast Data Technology, Virtual Seminar, by AriHovi

 April 21, 2021: Practical Guidelines for Designing Modern Data Architectures, Virtual Seminar, by IRMUK

 April 28-29, 2020: Practical Guidelines for Designing Modern Data Architectures, Virtual Seminar, by Technology Transfer


Januari 26, 2021: Trends in databases, datawarehousing en analytics, Virtueel seminar, SAI

Februari 17-18, 2021: Ontwerpen van een moderne data-architectuur, Virtueel seminar, IT Works

Maart 4, 2021: Data lake, data hub, data fabric en data mesh: applicatie- en data-integratie anno 2021, Virtueel seminar, IT Works

Maart 23-24, 2021: Het logische latawarehouse: architectuur, ontwerp en technologie, Utrecht met live video stream, Adept Events

April 14-15, 2021: Ontwerpen van een nieuwe data-architectuur, Utrecht met live video stream, Adept Events


 Explaining the Cohelion Data Platform: From Master Data-driven BI to Integrated Forecasting and Budgeting, November 2020 

 Raising the Bar for Data Virtualization, September 2020 

 Overcoming Cloud Data Silos with Data Virtualization, June 2020

 Modernizing Data Architectures for a Digital Age Using Data Virtualization, October 2019 (Portuguese edition)

 The Business Benefits of Data Virtualization, May 2019 (Japanese edition) (Portuguese edition)

 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


Cloud Database Systemen: een vergelijking, juli 2020  

Overcoming Cloud Data Silos wih Data Virtualization, July 2020 

Data Architectures for Data Science Using Data Virtualization, June 2020 

10 praktische richtlijnen voor het ontwerpen van een data-architectuur, maart 2020

Interview: Modernizing Your Data Warehouse for a Digital Age, February 2020 

Data Virtualization Experts Discuss Best Practices, November 2019

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


 Streamlining External Data Acess to Enrich Analytics, December 2020 

 The Data Mesh, the New Kid on the Data Architecture Block, December 2020 

 Developing a Data Fabric, December 2020 

 Making Big Data Easy with Data Virtualization, December 2020 

 Data Herding Is Not Data Integration!, November 2020 

 Benefits of Data Virtualization to Data Scientists, October 2020

 Becoming a Data-driven Organization Requires a Cultural Change, September 2020

 Cohelion, an All-in-one Data Warehouse Factory, July 2020

 How Do You Design New Data Architectures, July 2020

 Eight Data Virtualization Features to Help an Organization Become Data-Driven, June 2020

 New Data Architectures are too Data-Store-Centric, February 2020

 Data Virtualization and SnowflakeDB: A Powerful Combination, January 2020

 How Did Algorithm Become a Dirty Word?, November 2019

 Introducing: The Third Book to Ever Be Written on Data Virtualization, November 2019

 Spark and Data Virtualization: Competitors or Cooperators, October 2019

 Applications Come and Go, Data Stays, October 2019

 Data Modeling Considered Harmful for Big Data, October 2019

 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


 De holistische aanpak voor het ontwerpen van een data-architectuur, November 2020 

 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.