Revolutionizing investigative journalism with open data
Involving 2.6 TB of data and 11.5 million documents, the Panama Papers was the largest amount of leak files and cross-border investigation in journalism history. For one year, more than 400 reporters across 80 countries dived into this massive trove of information that exposed how the offshore economy works. Inside the leaked files were the secrets of high-level clients from the world’s leading firms.
There were many challenges, from processing millions of files in dozens of formats, to making the files available remotely through the cloud, to reconstructing the firm’s internal client database to discover who was involved. Talend Big Data was instrumental in overcoming many of these challenges and providing a consistent way to get new insight.
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