Scaling Wikidata Query Service - unlimited access to all the world’s knowledge for everyone is hard
2021-10-29, 14:30–14:55 (UTC), Livestream room

Wikidata has grown in all dimensions since its start 9 years ago. In this talk we will have a look at one of the biggest technical scaling challenges that Wikidata currently faces: the Wikidata Query Service. We provide a high level overview of the technical challenges of scaling Wikidata Query Service (which were also outlined in the August 2021 update) and the current results of the WDQS user survey. Based on this, we introduce some of our current strategies/plans for scaling and how you can help make them reality.


What will the participants take away from this session?

Wikidata has grown in all dimensions since its start 9 years ago. In this talk we will have a look at one of the biggest technical scaling challenges that Wikidata currently faces: the Wikidata Query Service. We provide a high level overview of the technical challenges of scaling Wikidata Query Service (which were also outlined in the August 2021 update) and the current results of the WDQS user survey. Based on this, we introduce some of our current strategies/plans for scaling and how you can help make them reality.

Language

English

Recording

Yes

Link to notes

https://etherpad.wikimedia.org/p/WikidataCon2021-ScalingWDQS

Product Manager for Search Platform at Wikimedia Foundation

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Engineering Manager for Search Platform at Wikimedia Foundation

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Tech Lead for the Wikidata & Wikibase Team at Wikimedia Deutschland

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