Wikimedia Enterprise

Wikimedia Enterprise is a commercial product by the Wikimedia Foundation to provide, in a more easily consumable way, the data of the Wikimedia projects, including Wikipedia. It allows customers to retrieve data at large scale and high availability through different formats like Web APIs, data snapshots or streams. It was first announced in March 2021[1][2] and launched on October 26, 2021.[3][4]

Wikimedia Enterprise
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ParentWikimedia Foundation

Google and Internet Archive were its first customers, although Internet Archive is not paying for the product.[3]


  1. ^ Cohen, Noam (March 16, 2021). "Wikipedia Is Finally Asking Big Tech to Pay Up". Wired. Archived from the original on 17 March 2021. Retrieved 7 July 2022.
  2. ^ Wyatt, Liam (March 16, 2021). "Introducing the Wikimedia Enterprise API". Diff. Wikimedia Foundation. Archived from the original on 15 May 2022. Retrieved 7 July 2022.
  3. ^ a b Roth, Emma (June 22, 2022). "Google is paying the Wikimedia Foundation for better access to information". The Verge. Archived from the original on 23 June 2022. Retrieved 22 June 2022.
  4. ^ "Wikimedia Enterprise: A New Part of Free Knowledge Infrastructure". Open Future (Blogpost). October 27, 2021. Archived from the original on 2022-02-04. Retrieved 2022-07-07.

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