Wikimedia Enterprise

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Wikimedia Enterprise
ParentWikimedia Foundation
LaunchedOctober 26, 2021; 2 years ago (2021-10-26)

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.[1] 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[2][3] and launched on October 26, 2021.[4][5]

Google and the Internet Archive were its first customers, although Internet Archive is not paying for the product.[4] A New York Times Magazine article was reporting that Wikimedia Enterprise made $3.1 million in total revenue in 2022.[1]


  1. ^ a b Jon Gertner (18 July 2023). "Wikipedia's Moment of Truth". The New York Times Magazine. ISSN 0028-7822. Wikidata Q121766597. Retrieved 2023-08-22.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ "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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