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PaLM API and Vertex GenAI API Access Points

PaLM API & MakerSuite

Vertex Generative AI Studio & APIs

Where will it sit

(currently private preview, expect 1-3 days for allowlisting)

(Most services in GA, some require allowlisting)

What is it & who is it for?

Consumer service for developers, students and enthusiasts

Enterprise service for developers & data scientists at startups and large corporations


MakerSuite: Prototyping tools

APIs: REST & client libraries

Vertex Generative AI Studio: Prompt Design, Prompt Gallery, & Chat Window

APIs: REST, client libraries, & Vertex SDK

MLOps: Tuning, Evaluation, other components


Text, Chat, Embeddings

Text, Chat, Code Assist, Image (under Allowlist), Embeddings, Tuning (Preview)



PaLM 2

“Earlier today, we announced the PaLM API, a new developer offering” [Blog]

PaLM 2 & other foundational models:

Unified speech model, Codey API etc.

“Developers can now easily access PaLM API on Vertex AI” [blog]

“can access Google’s AI models, including PaLM, on Google Cloud” [blog]


Subject to the Google APIs Terms of Service and the PaLM API and MakerSuite Additional Terms of Service.

GCP Enterprise ToS:

By default, we do not save or use customer data to train our models, in accordance with GCP Terms and Cloud Data Processing Addendum