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Amazon S3 vs Scraper API: What are the differences?

Developers describe Amazon S3 as "Store and retrieve any amount of data, at any time, from anywhere on the web". Amazon Simple Storage Service provides a fully redundant data storage infrastructure for storing and retrieving any amount of data, at any time, from anywhere on the web. On the other hand, Scraper API is detailed as "Proxy API for Web Scraping". It handles proxies, browsers, and CAPTCHAs for you, so you can scrape any web page with a simple API call. Get started with 1000 free API calls per month.

Amazon S3 can be classified as a tool in the "Cloud Storage" category, while Scraper API is grouped under "Web Scraping API".

Some of the features offered by Amazon S3 are:

  • Write, read, and delete objects containing from 1 byte to 5 terabytes of data each. The number of objects you can store is unlimited.
  • Each object is stored in a bucket and retrieved via a unique, developer-assigned key.
  • A bucket can be stored in one of several Regions. You can choose a Region to optimize for latency, minimize costs, or address regulatory requirements. Amazon S3 is currently available in the US Standard, US West (Oregon), US West (Northern California), EU (Ireland), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), Asia Pacific (Sydney), South America (Sao Paulo), and GovCloud (US) Regions. The US Standard Region automatically routes requests to facilities in Northern Virginia or the Pacific Northwest using network maps.

On the other hand, Scraper API provides the following key features:

  • Manages proxies
  • Manages headless browsers
  • Handles captchas
Decisions about Amazon S3 and Scraper API
Gabriel Pa

We offer our customer HIPAA compliant storage. After analyzing the market, we decided to go with Google Storage. The Nodejs API is ok, still not ES6 and can be very confusing to use. For each new customer, we created a different bucket so they can have individual data and not have to worry about data loss. After 1000+ customers we started seeing many problems with the creation of new buckets, with saving or retrieving a new file. Many false positive: the Promise returned ok, but in reality, it failed.

That's why we switched to S3 that just works.

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Pros of Amazon S3
Pros of Scraper API
  • 592
    Reliable
  • 493
    Scalable
  • 458
    Cheap
  • 329
    Simple & easy
  • 83
    Many sdks
  • 30
    Logical
  • 13
    Easy Setup
  • 11
    REST API
  • 11
    1000+ POPs
  • 6
    Secure
  • 4
    Easy
  • 4
    Plug and play
  • 3
    Web UI for uploading files
  • 2
    Flexible
  • 2
    GDPR ready
  • 2
    Faster on response
  • 1
    Easy integration with CloudFront
  • 1
    Easy to use
  • 1
    Plug-gable
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    Cons of Amazon S3
    Cons of Scraper API
    • 7
      Permissions take some time to get right
    • 6
      Takes time/work to organize buckets & folders properly
    • 5
      Requires a credit card
    • 3
      Complex to set up
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      What is Amazon S3?

      Amazon Simple Storage Service provides a fully redundant data storage infrastructure for storing and retrieving any amount of data, at any time, from anywhere on the web

      What is Scraper API?

      It handles proxies, browsers, and CAPTCHAs for you, so you can scrape any web page with a simple API call. Get started with 1000 free API calls per month.

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          What are some alternatives to Amazon S3 and Scraper API?
          Amazon Glacier
          In order to keep costs low, Amazon Glacier is optimized for data that is infrequently accessed and for which retrieval times of several hours are suitable. With Amazon Glacier, customers can reliably store large or small amounts of data for as little as $0.01 per gigabyte per month, a significant savings compared to on-premises solutions.
          Amazon EBS
          Amazon EBS volumes are network-attached, and persist independently from the life of an instance. Amazon EBS provides highly available, highly reliable, predictable storage volumes that can be attached to a running Amazon EC2 instance and exposed as a device within the instance. Amazon EBS is particularly suited for applications that require a database, file system, or access to raw block level storage.
          Amazon EC2
          It is a web service that provides resizable compute capacity in the cloud. It is designed to make web-scale computing easier for developers.
          Google Drive
          Keep photos, stories, designs, drawings, recordings, videos, and more. Your first 15 GB of storage are free with a Google Account. Your files in Drive can be reached from any smartphone, tablet, or computer.
          Microsoft Azure
          Azure is an open and flexible cloud platform that enables you to quickly build, deploy and manage applications across a global network of Microsoft-managed datacenters. You can build applications using any language, tool or framework. And you can integrate your public cloud applications with your existing IT environment.
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