World’s Largest Open Database OpenCorporates Migrates To TigerGraph

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According to a recent press release, “TigerGraph, the world’s fastest graph analytics platform for the enterprise, today announced that OpenCorporates, the world’s largest open database of companies, has chosen TigerGraph as its backend graph database. The move enables OpenCorporates to better support investigative queries over its open database containing records on more than 170 million companies. ‘OpenCorporates is dedicated to making information on companies more usable and widely available for the public benefit, particularly to bring to light instances of criminal or anti-social activity – such as corruption, money laundering and organized crime,’ said Chris Taggart, CEO, OpenCorporates. ‘As our work continues and our data grows, we had challenges scaling our data to meet our business needs. TigerGraph’s excellent scalability and performance enables us to achieve things we previously could not do, and to better support ongoing investigative work in the process’.”

The release goes on, “OpenCorporates’ mission is to make information on the world’s companies more usable and accessible for the public benefit. The organization enables web-based search and offers a number of tools to data journalists via its Application Programming Interface (API) to help them find, extract and connect large numbers of companies in automated workflows. The result is substantially reduced time, better performance and the ability for deeper analysis (multi-hop) to support investigative tasks, as users can leverage automation with simple computer scripts to uncover tremendous hidden connections within data in OpenCorporates’ ever-expanding datasets. OpenCorporates has contributed to a number of groundbreaking investigations, including the Panama Papers (ICIJ), and most recently Narco-a-Lago: Money Laundering at the Trump Ocean Club (Global Witness) and London Property: A Top Destination for Money Launderers (Transparency International).”


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