Neo4j, a provider of graph technology, has introduced the Neo4j BI Connector, an enterprise-ready driver to bring graph data to the BI market.
According to the company, the Neo4j BI Connector presents live graph datasets for analysis within popular BI technologies, including Tableau, Looker, TIBCO Spotfire, Oracle Analytics Cloud, and MicroStrategy. It allows users to analyze graph data alongside traditional data stored in relational or NoSQL databases within familiar BI tools. It also allows users to create the visualizations and dashboards that will help them to extract the hidden value in their data, serving to enrich their traditional SQL-based analysis.
Examples of integrating connected data from Neo4j into analytical workflows include a BI analyst who might identify an individual retail banking consumer as a relatively lower-value client based on a small personal bank account balance but, by leveraging relationship information from Neo4j to connect commercial and retail banking data, find that the same customer is the CEO of one of the bank’s largest commercial customers and therefore a high-value customer.
Another example is an investigator or analyst looking at a dashboard metric such as “Volume of Identified Fraud” in a given period and wants to also understand how the fraudulent transactions in that period were related. By using the Neo4j BI Connector, they would be able to better understand how many instances were connected to a given fraud ring, how many were connected to a given bank branch or retail outlet, and more.
The Neo4j BI Connector:
- Is built on the JDBC (Java Database Connectivity) standard;
- Translates SQL (Structured Query Language) into Neo4j’s native, graph-optimized Cypher language;
- Makes connected data insights accessible in real-time to analysts, data scientists, and knowledge workers without the need for scripting or code;
- Is fully supported and ready for enterprise-wide, production deployment.
“The Neo4j BI Connector democratizes access to graph data for millions of business intelligence analysts, representing a market segment valued at well over $20 billion,” said Fawad Zakariya, senior vice president of business and corporate development at Neo4j, “Neo4j graph data plays an increasingly pivotal role in enterprise innovation and transformation and we continue to invest in our ecosystem to further our product and market leadership as well as meet rapidly growing customer demand.”
More information about the Neo4j BI Connector is available from https://neo4j.com.