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

He works for R20/Consultancy, which he founded in 1987. In 2018 he was selected the sixth most influential BI analyst worldwide by onalytica.com.

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.

He presents seminars, keynotes, and inhouse sessions on the following topics:
– Modern data architectures
– Big data and analytics
– Data virtualization
– The logical data warehouse
– Data warehousing and business intelligence

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. He introduced the business intelligence architecture called the Data Delivery Platform in 2009 in a number of articles all published at B-eye-Network.com.
Axians Business Analytics Laren: He is ambassador of Axians Business Analytics Laren (formerly Kadenza), an international consultancy company specializing in business intelligence, data management, big data, data warehousing, data virtualization, and analytics. In this parttime role, Rick works closely together with the consultants in many projects. Their joint experiences and insights are shared in seminars, webinars, blogs, and whitepapers.

He is the author of several books on computing. Some of these books are available in different languages. Books such as the popular Introduction to SQL is available in English, Dutch, Italian, Chinese, and German and is sold worldwide.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 two books on Data Virtualization: Selected Writings and Data Virtualization for Business Intelligence Systems.
He has written the following books:

Data Virtualization: Selected Writings
Data Virtualization for Business Intelligence Systems
Introduction to SQL (has sold over 100,000 copies and has been translated in many languages)
SQL for MySQL Developers
The SQL Guide to SQLite
The SQL Guide to Ingres
The SQL Guide to Pervasive PSQL

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