General frequently asked questions

How do I get an API Key?
Simply create an account and login to your Dashboard to view your API key.  There is no credit card or payment required to get an API key and to use any of...
Mon, 24 Feb, 2020 at 1:10 PM
How often is the data updated?
The data supplied by BigDataCloud is refreshed continuously, offering industry-leading data refresh rate across the entire range of APIs. Geolocation data...
Thu, 19 Mar, 2020 at 3:39 PM
What are the supported languages?
BigDataCloud API offers locality names to be retrieved in a language of choice.  Most of the two-character language codes as defined by ISO 639-1 standard ...
Mon, 24 Feb, 2020 at 1:13 PM
What is API Propagation?
When a new API key is created and allocated to you (when you create a new account or renew your API key) it can take up to 15 minutes for this key to be ava...
Mon, 24 Feb, 2020 at 1:10 PM
How does BigDataCloud differ from other API services?
Our APIs are highly optimised for speed, most of which are designed to respond within a few milliseconds. We have also implemented a globally distributed A...
Mon, 24 Feb, 2020 at 1:11 PM
How do I reset my API Key?
If you wish to generate a new API key for any reason, simply login to BigDataCloud and access your Dashboard.  Underneath your API Key, you are given th...
Mon, 24 Feb, 2020 at 1:10 PM
How fast are the APIs?
BigDataCloud APIs are some of the fastest in the industry.  On average, most API requests are handled in less than a millisecond!
Mon, 24 Feb, 2020 at 1:12 PM
Are there limits on how many API requests I can do?
The only limitation on how many API requests you can make is based on your subscription.  There is no limitation on the number of concurrent requests, or r...
Mon, 24 Feb, 2020 at 1:12 PM
Are you GDPR compliant?
We adhere to the Australian Privacy Principles contained in the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) and the EU General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).
Thu, 19 Mar, 2020 at 3:43 PM
What formats is the API data available in?
Currently, the API offers all data in JSON format.
Mon, 24 Feb, 2020 at 1:12 PM