Sunday, 10 April 2016

Graph database Neo4j behind Panama Leaks

A graph database Neo4j was in a centre of toolbox used to power investigative journalism in what seems to be the biggest-ever financial leak history.

"Through its Data & Research unit, ICIJ provided the data analysis expertise to make the documents exploitable by reporters. They extracted the metadata of documents using Apache Solr and Tika, then connected all the information together using the leaked databases, creating a graph of nodes and edges. The data was stored in the Neo4j graph database edited by our partner Neo Technology. The result provides unique insights into the offshore banking world showing the relationships between banks, clients, offshore companies and their lawyers."

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