Welcome to this week in Neo4j where we round up what’s been happening in the world of graph databases in the last 7 days.

Paradise Papers


The big news this week was the ICIJ‘s release of the Paradise Papers – a global investigation that has revealed the offshore activities of some of the world’s most powerful people – including U.S Secretary Wilbur Ross and multinational companies.

The Paradise Papers

The Paradise Papers

The Paradise Papers documents include nearly 7 million loan agreements, financial statements, emails, trust deeds and other paperwork from nearly 50 years at Appleby, a leading offshore law firm with offices in Bermuda and beyond.

The ICIJ used Neo4j and visualisation tool Linkurious to provide a way for the 382 journalists to explore the data and share visualisations from the stories they were working on.


This week’s featured community member is Manuel Villa, the first-ever Neo4j Connected Data Fellow at the ICIJ.

Manuel Villa - This Week's Featured Community Member

Manuel Villa – This Week’s Featured Community Member

Manuel graduated from Columbia University’s J-school where he was a fellow of the Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism in May 2016.

He used Neo4j in his investigations at Columbia University and presented Neo4j and Investigative Journalism at GraphConnect Europe 2017.

In August 2017 Manuel joined the ICIJ as a Neo4j Connected Data Fellow and has since worked on the Paradise Papers that were released this week.

On behalf of the Neo4j community, and in fact the whole world, thanks for all your work Manuel!

Online Meetup: Spatio-semantic Comparison of Large 3D City Models in CityGML using Neo4j


In this week’s online meetup Son Nguyen showed off a Java-based tool capable of detecting spatio-semantic changes between two arbitrarily large-sized CityGML datasets using the graph database Neo4j.



You can find the source code for the tool in the citygml-change-detection GitHub repository.

Amazon Rekognition API, Collaborative filtering, Fraud rings


From The Knowledge Base


If you’ve just upgraded to Neo4j 3.3 make sure you check this one out.

Next Week


What’s happening next week in the world of graph databases?

Date Title Group Speaker

November 15th 2017

Graphs in the real world: Philips Lighting and Graphlr tell their story

Graph Database – Amsterdam

Tim Hanssen, Marcin Gramza, Marcin Klecha

November 16th 2017

Spring Data Neo4j 5/ OGM3

Neo4j Online Meetup

Gerrit Meier, Nicolas Mervaillie, František Hartman

November 16th 2017

Connected Data Conference

Data to Value

Jesús Barrasa, James Phare, Chris Taggart

Tweet of the Week


My favourite tweet this week was by Akbar Zamir:

Don’t forget to RT if you liked it too.

That’s all for this week. Have a great weekend!

Cheers, Mark

 

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About the Author

Mark Needham, Developer Relations Engineer

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Mark Needham is a graph advocate and developer relations engineer for Neo Technology, the company behind the Neo4j graph database.

As a developer relations engineer, Mark helps users embrace graph data and Neo4j, building sophisticated solutions to challenging data problems. Mark previously worked in engineering on the clustering team, helping to build the Causal Clustering feature released in Neo4j 3.1. Mark writes about his experiences of being a graphista on a popular blog at markhneedham.com. He tweets at @markhneedham.


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