ICIJ uses Neo4j’s Native Graph Platform to Unlock Explosive 13 Million Files Paradise Papers Leak
SAN MATEO, Calif., Nov. 14, 2017 — Today Neo4j, the market leader in connected data, announced that the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) relied on Neo4j’s Native Graph Platform to analyze and understand the Paradise Papers, a massive collection of more than 13 million leaked files that outline offshore tax haven activity across the globe. This data has been added to ICIJ’s Offshore Leaks Database, built in Neo4j and visualized with Linkurious, which was also used to unravel the Panama Papers leak, released in 2016, an investigative effort that won the prestigious Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting.
The Paradise Papers leak is made up of more than 13.4 million files in a variety of types of data, making manual discovery and analysis unfeasible for the ICIJ and the hundreds of journalists who investigated the documents. The ICIJ had already seen success with Neo4j for its Panama Papers research – and a handful of smaller scale projects – so it turned to the Neo4j platform, once again.