Jul 2, 2009 KV Kiva HQ
By Skylar Woodward
Data by the Gigabyte

Ok, almost. We launched data snapshots this week. For the first time you can grab a snapshot of the Kiva data through a single download here at build.kiva.org. Many of you working on data have been asking for this to simplify your study. For now we only capture individual information for a loan or a lender, but this will expand going forward as we have feedback from those of you using the snapshots. For those already doing data analysis on Kiva, we encourage you to switch to snapshots where possible to reduce load on our API servers. For those of you pulling extensive amounts of Kiva data regularly for your app, you might make use of the snapshot as a way to seed or bulk update your copy of the objects then use the API to track more volatile data or recent changes. New snapshots are published daily and you can grab the lastest from the front of build.kiva.org. Check out the related documentation for more....

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