Scrapy is an excellent open source tool for web data extraction but it may not be the right solution for every business and that’s probably why you are looking for an alternative for Scrapy. Below are some of the common issues you are likely to face with an in-house crawling setup using Scrapy.
Costs you more: A Scrapy setup will cost you more than hiring a dedicated web scraping service like PrompCloud since you need to have a team of technically skilled labor and invest in high-end servers with great uptime for the crawling setup with Scrapy.
Headache of maintenance: Maintaining a web scraping setup with Scrapy will always be a headache for your team since you need to closely monitor the sources and the setup will require very frequent modifications with any slight changes to the source websites. PromptCloud can take care of this and you will never have to worry about changes in the source sites.
Quality of data: While using an in-house Scrapy setup, you need to make sure that the quality of data you are extracting is up to the mark. Even a single record which does not meet the quality guidelines can potentially be a threat to the overall data integrity and it also can cause a major malfunction if you are using it for machine learning or artificial intelligence technologies.