“Basically, anything you can think of in your infrastructure, whether it’s GitHub, Jenkins, AWS, load balancers, Cisco UCS, vCenter – it’s all in our graph database,” said Ashley Sun, Software Engineer at LendingClub. DevOps at LendingClub is no easy feat:… Read more →

[As community content, this post reflects the views and opinions of the particular author and does not necessarily reflect the official stance of Neo4j.] This guide runs through the basic steps for importing the bitcoin blockchain into a Neo4j graph… Read more →

Early this morning (1 Dec.), the Pulitzer Prize-winning International Consortium for Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) released an ICIJ version of Neo4j Desktop which includes the Paradise Papers and the other Offshore Leaks graph data. This desktop package – available for Windows,… Read more →

Our friends from the ICIJ (International Consortium of Investigative Journalists) just announced the Paradise Papers this past week, a new trove of leaked documents from the law firm Appleby and trust company Asiaciti. Similar to the Panama Papers before (which… Read more →

Cybersecurity We are becoming increasingly dependent on technology. Yet, without diligent attention paid to cybersecurity, technology is vulnerable to unauthorized access, change or even destruction. These vulnerabilities pose threats to our individual and collective safety, security and human and economic… Read more →

You already have all the reasons you should attend GraphConnect New York, and now you know who the must-see presenters will be, but now it’s time for the best reason to attend: The bottom-to-top agenda of all the keynotes, presentations… Read more →

Customer expectations are rising at a time when customer service is a significant differentiator within the financial services industry. Customers expect companies to deliver personalized service – i.e., an end-to-end customer experience – that reflects an understanding of who they… Read more →

Within the IT organization of any financial services enterprise, identity and entitlements management must be managed to minimize risk. Over time, the centralized entitlements structure – whether represented in Active Directory or an LDAP directory – grows in such a… Read more →

Editor’s Note: This presentation was given by Aaron Wallace at GraphConnect San Francisco in October 2016. Presentation Summary Modern enterprises need to have a full, 360-view of their customers drive their bottom line. This requires the integration of data from… Read more →

Discovering, capturing and making sense of complex interdependencies is central to managing IT infrastructure more effectively, and it is also a critical part of running the businesses IT serves. Whether it’s optimizing a network or an application infrastructure, managing change… Read more →

Reducing the risk of money laundering presents a similar challenge to that of fraud detection when it comes to today’s financial services landscape. Firms need to know where funds come from and where they are headed, but criminals use indirection… Read more →

Identifying and stopping fraudulent activity is harder than ever for financial services organizations. Standard anti-fraud technologies — such as a deviation from normal purchasing patterns — use discrete data. This is useful for catching individual criminals acting alone, but discrete… Read more →

Regulatory compliance requires financial services firms to have visibility into data lineage, information and process flows. The Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX), for example, requires public firms to understand who has access to what data, what data resides in which systems, and… Read more →

“We knew we couldn’t come to market with the same old solution and be competitive – so we decided to explore a differentiated solution,” said Aaron Wallace, Product Manager at Pitney Bowes. As a software company prepared to enter the… Read more →

In today’s regulatory environment, financial services firms are beginning to experience the impact of graph databases across a number of functions ranging from fighting financial crimes, preventing and responding to cyber threats and ensuring regulatory compliance. Meanwhile, as the continuous… Read more →

Today, enterprise architects are required to deliver insights quickly and make sense of large amounts of enterprise data (business knowledge, application information, technology assets, etc.). In this process, understanding and modeling interdependencies between entities is key. With relationships at the… Read more →

Fraud is becoming increasingly difficult to discover and prevent as fraudsters are increasingly employing complex techniques and advanced technologies to perpetrate fraud. Who Are Today’s Fraudsters? Today, fraudsters are organized in groups, possess synthetic or manufactured identities – which in… Read more →

Editor’s Note: This presentation was given by Nicola Camillo and Alberto De Lazzari of Veneto Banca at GraphConnect Europe in April 2016. Here’s a quick review of what they covered: The main challenges faced by Veneta Banca What they learned… Read more →

Editor’s Note: This presentation was given by Stelios Gergiannakis at GraphConnect Europe in April 2016. Here’s a quick review of what he covered: The legacy deployment process at RBS Challenges with integration in dependency management Why the RBS team chose… Read more →

For this week’s 5-Minute Interview, I sat down with Mar Cabra, the Data & Research Unit Editor at the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ). I caught up with Mar at GraphConnect Europe after her standing-room-only keynote: “How the ICIJ… Read more →

Fraud rings are big business. First-party bank fraud costs banks (and their customers) over $16 billion each year in the United States, and insurance fraud costs nearly $80 billion annually. And fraud rings organized around ecommerce fraud rack up nearly… Read more →

Editor’s note: The recently revealed Paradise Papers investigation used Neo4j as a key technology to find connections in leaked data. In this blog post from last year, the ICIJ’s Mar Cabra talks about the similar investigation into the Panama Papers… Read more →

Members of the global elite (and everyone else) witnessed first-hand the power of big data analysis earlier this week with the worldwide announcement of the largest data leak in recorded history: the Panama Papers. Led by the International Consortium of… Read more →

As our lives become increasingly digital, a growing number of financial transactions are conducted online. Fraudsters have been quick to adapt to this trend, and to devise clever ways to defraud online payment systems. While this type of activity can… Read more →

The impact of fraud on the insurance industry is estimated to be $80 billion annually in the US, a number that has been growing in recent years. From 2010 to 2012, questionable claims in the U.S. jumped 27 percent, to… Read more →