Frank Celler, Author at ArangoDB

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detecting complex fraud patterns with ArangoDB

Detecting Complex Fraud Patterns with ArangoDB

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Introduction

This article presents a case study of using AQL queries for detecting complex money laundering and financial crime patterns. While there have been multiple publications about the advantages of graph databases for fraud detection use cases, few of them provide concrete examples of implementing detection of complex fraud patterns that would work in real-world scenarios. 

This case study is based on a third-party transaction data generator, which is designed to simulate realistic transaction graphs of any size. The generator disguises complex financial fraud patterns of two kinds: 

  • Circular money flows: a big amount of money is going through different nodes and comes back to the source node.
  • Indirect money transfers: a big amount of money is sent from source node to a target node over a multi-layered network of intermediate accounts.
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Multi-Model Database ArangoDB 3.5 released – Distributed Joins, Streaming Transactions, extended GraphDB & Search Capabilities

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We are super excited to share the latest upgrades to ArangoDB which are now available with ArangoDB 3.5. With the fast-growing team, we could build many new and long-awaited features in the open-source edition and Enterprise Edition. Get ArangoDB 3.5 on our download page and see all changes in the Changelog.

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ArangoDB 3.4 GA
Full-text Search, GeoJSON, Streaming & More

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The ability to see your data from various perspectives is the idea of a multi-model database. Having the freedom to combine these perspectives into a single query is the idea behind native multi-model in ArangoDB. Extending this freedom is the main thought behind the release of ArangoDB 3.4.

We’re always excited to put a new version of ArangoDB out there, but this time it’s something special. This new release includes two huge features: a C++ based full-text search and ranking engine called ArangoSearch; and largely extended capabilities for geospatial queries by integrating Google™ S2 Geometry Library and GeoJSON.  Read more

ArangoDB 3.3 GA
DC2DC Replication, Encrypted backup, Server-Level Replication and more

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Just in time for the holidays we have a nice present for you all – ArangoDB 3.3. This release focuses on replication, resilience, stability and thus on general readiness for your production small and very large use cases. There are improvements for the community as well as for the Enterprise Edition. We sincerely hope to have found the right balance between them. Read more

AWS Neptune: A New Vertex in the Graph World — But Where’s the Edge?

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At AWS Re:Invent just a few days ago, Andy Jassy, the CEO of AWS, unveiled their newest database product offerings: AWS Neptune. It’s a fully managed, graph database which is capable of storing RDF and property graphs. It allows developers access to data via SPARQL or java-based TinkerPop Gremlin. As versatile and as good as this may sound, one has to wonder if another graph database will solve a key problem in modern application development and give Amazon an edge over its competition. Read More

ArangoDB 3.3 Beta Release

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It is all about improving replication. ArangoDB 3.3 comes with two new exciting features: data-center to data-center replication for clusters and a much improved active-passive mode for single-servers. ArangoDB 3.3 focuses on replications and improvements in this area and provides a much better user-experience when setting up a resilient single-servers with automatic failover.

This beta release is feature complete and contains stability improvements with regards to the recent milestone 1 and 2 of ArangoDB 3.3. However, it is not meant for production use, yet. We will provide ArangoDB 3.3 GA after extensive internal and external testing of this beta release. Read More

Setting up Datacenter to Datacenter Replication in ArangoDB

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Please note that this tutorial is valid for the ArangoDB 3.3 milestone 1 version of DC to DC replication!

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This milestone release contains data-center to data-center replication as an enterprise feature. This is a preview of the upcoming 3.3 release and is not considered production-ready.

In order to prepare for a major disaster, you can setup a backup data center that will take over operations if the primary data center goes down. For a server failure, the resilience features of ArangoDB can be used. Data center to data center is used to handle the failure of a complete data center.

Data is transported between data-centers using a message queue. The current implementation uses Apache Kafka as message queue. Apache Kafka is a commonly used open source message queue which is capable of handling multiple data-centers. However, the ArangoDB replication is not tied to Apache Kafka. We plan to support different message queues systems in the future.

The following contains a high-level description how to setup data-center to data-center replication. Detailed instructions for specific operating systems will follow shortly. Read more

Auto-Generate GraphQL for ArangoDB

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Currently, querying ArangoDB with GraphQL requires building a GraphQL.js schema. This is tedious and the resulting JavaScript schema file can be long and bulky. Here we will demonstrate a short proof of concept that reduces the user related part to only defining the GraphQL IDL file and simple AQL queries.

The Apollo GraphQL project built a library that takes a GraphQL IDL and resolver functions to build a GraphQL.js schema. Resolve functions are called by GraphQL to get the actual data from the database. I modified the library in the way that before the resolvers are added, I read the IDL AST and create resolver functions. Read more