Hello Mitar! I'm glad you are finding the Wikimedia Enterprise dumps useful.

For your tar.gz question, this is the format that the Wikimedia Enterprise dataset consumers prefer, from what I understand. But I would suggest that if you are interested in other formats, you might open a task on phabricator with a feature request, and add  the Wikimedia Enterprise project tag ( https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/project/view/4929/ ).

As to the API, I'm only familiar with the endpoints for bulk download, so you'll want to ask the Wikimedia Enterprise folks, or have a look at their API documentation here: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Enterprise/Documentation


On Sat, Jan 1, 2022 at 4:30 PM Mitar <mmitar@gmail.com> wrote:


Is there any reason they are tar.gz files of one file and not simply
bzip2 of the file contents? Wikidata dumps are bzip2 of one json and
that allows parallel decompression. Having both tar (why tar of one
file at all?) and gz in there really requires one to first decompress
the whole thing before you can process it in parallel. Is there some
other way I am missing?

Wikipedia dumps are done with multistream bzip2 with an additional
index file. That could be nice here too, if one could have an index
file and then be able to immediately jump to a JSON line for
corresponding articles.

Also, is there an API endpoint or Special page which can return the
same JSON for a single Wikipedia page? The JSON structure looks very
useful by itself (e.g., not in bulk).


On Tue, Oct 19, 2021 at 4:57 PM Ariel Glenn WMF <ariel@wikimedia.org> wrote:
> I am pleased to announce that Wikimedia Enterprise's HTML dumps [1] for
> October 17-18th are available for public download; see
> https://dumps.wikimedia.org/other/enterprise_html/ for more information. We
> expect to make updated versions of these files available around the 1st/2nd
> of the month and the 20th/21st of the month, following the cadence of the
> standard SQL/XML dumps.
> This is still an experimental service, so there may be hiccups from time to
> time. Please be patient and report issues as you find them. Thanks!
> Ariel "Dumps Wrangler" Glenn
> [1] See https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Enterprise for much more
> about Wikimedia Enterprise and its API.
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