Data scraping services help companies and individuals alike to have access to on-demand data that is scraped from the web on the basis of individual requirements. Unlike the SaaS counterparts, a data scraping service such as PromptCloud can enable you to fetch scraped data in a clean, structured data format such that you don’t need to be involved at any stage in the process except for while giving your data scraping service request and taking delivery of the final scraped data.
In practice, data scraping and data crawling are used interchangeably. However, as we discussed in this blog post, there is a fundamental difference between the two. “Crawling usually refers to dealing with large data-sets where you develop your own crawlers (or bots) which crawl to the deepest of the web pages. Data scraping on the other hand refers to retrieving information from any source (not necessarily the web). It’s more often the case that irrespective of the approaches involved, we refer to extracting data from the web as scraping (or harvesting) and that’s a common misconception.”