Rick van der Lans

Rick van der Lans

Rick van der Lans is a highly-respected independent analyst, consultant, author, and internationally acclaimed lecturer specializing in data warehousing, business intelligence, big data, and database technology.

He has presented countless seminars, webinars, and keynotes at industry-leading conferences. For many years, he has served as the chairman of the annual European Enterprise Data and Business Intelligence Conference in London and the annual Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence Summit in The Netherlands.

Rick helps clients worldwide to design their data warehouse, big data, and business intelligence architectures and solutions and assists them with selecting the right products. He has been influential in introducing the new logical data warehouse architecture worldwide which helps organizations to develop more agile business intelligence systems.

Over the years, Rick has written hundreds of articles and blogs for newspapers and websites and has authored many educational and popular white papers for a long list of vendors. He was the author of the first available book on SQL, entitled including Introduction to SQL, which has been translated into several languages with more than 100,000 copies sold. More recently, he published his book Data Virtualization for Business Intelligence Systems.



Logisch Datawarehouse – Architectuur, Ontwerp en Technologie

(Dutch spoken) The Logical Data Warehouse, a flexible architecture introduced by Gartner, is based on disconnecting reporting and analysis on the one hand and information sources on the other. Rick van der Lans discusses the architecture, implementation aspects and offers a market overview.

April 17 - 18, 2018



Big Data technology and products

Big Data Technologie voor Business Intelligence en Datawarehousing

(Dutch spoken) A unique seminar that will take you through the latest technology and products. Big Data, Hadoop, NoSQL, Spark, Kudu, GPU databases will have no more secrets after attending this session. What are the use cases for your company? How do you integrate with an existing datawarehouse architecture?

May 14 - 15, 2018



Complete overview of the BI ecosystem.

New: Business Intelligence & Datawarehousing Fundamentals

(Dutch spoken) The world of BI and data warehousing can feel overwhelming due to their unique terminology and technologies. What do star scheme data mart, ETL, self-service BI, data science, big data, staging area and BI in the cloud actually mean? This seminar gives you a complete and practical introduction.

June 13-14, 2018