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