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A roundup of 7 most exciting web crawl use cases of 2013

December 31, 2013Category : Blog

Last Updated on May 22, 2020 by ravibigapp 2013 was an exciting year of growth at PromptCloud and feels like it went a mile a minute. Here’s a moment to some of the most amusing tasks that kept us on our toes and took our crawl platform forward. Following is a list of such requirements..

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Scraping Data: Site-specific Extractors vs. Generic Extractors

September 19, 2013Category : Blog

Last Updated on May 22, 2020 by ravibigappScraping is becoming a rather mundane job with every other organization getting its feet wet with it for their own data gathering needs. There have been enough number of crawlers built – some open-sourced and others internal to organizations for in-house utilities. Although crawling might seem like a..

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Introducing Amazon EC2 On-demand vs. Reserved Instance Price Calculator

May 29, 2013Category : Blog

Last Updated on May 22, 2020 by ravibigapp If you use Amazon EC2 extensively, then you’ve fallen prey to the dilemma of  “to reserve or not to reserve”. It is however a simple question in the sense that for a reserved instance, you pay a lesser per hour fee but end up paying an additional..

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Web scraping software vs. hosted crawl solution

April 18, 2013Category : Blog

Last Updated on May 22, 2020 by ravibigappWeb scraping is a widely known term these days; not just because so much data exists around us, but more because there’s already so much being done with that data. Let’s try to analyze the differences between opting for a software that comes with DIY components over picking..

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Confluence of Data Mining and Web Crawling

April 17, 2013Category : Blog

Last Updated on May 22, 2020 by ravibigapp 1993– 90’s saw a buzz in data mining, the days when tech publishers started part series on mining techniques and approaches. Courses were introduced in colleges and multiple researches produced to ride on this wave of data mining. Data mining essentially meant employing clustering or machine learning..

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Extract product data feeds from E-commerce websites

April 9, 2013Category : Blog

Last Updated on May 22, 2020 by ravibigapp Increasing attendance of retailers online and big data soaring new heights calls for a quick look at what’s trending these days in the context of the e-commerce landscape. Requirements that we receive from our enterprise clients with respect to crawling and extracting products can by far be..

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Is Web Scraping Legal?

January 10, 2013Category : Blog

Last Updated on May 22, 2020 by ravibigapp Businesses that involve crawling the web are shot with this question at every platform possible. Our answer to this mundanity- Is viewing a web page on your browser legal? Hell Yes! Crawling means fetching content from the web pages in an automated manner as opposed to manually opening..

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Standard Data Formats- Our Right to Data

September 4, 2012Category : Blog

Last Updated on May 22, 2020 by ravibigappAs we continue to eat, sleep and live www, it’s more than necessary to migrate all the real world human rights to virtuality as well. Introducing “Right to Data” by means of which all humans on the web are entitled to accessing publicly available data in an automated manner..

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Data Scraping vs Data Crawling

May 30, 2012Category : Blog

Last Updated on September 30, 2020 by ConsultantOne of our favorite quotes has been- ‘If a problem changes by an order, it becomes a different problem’ and in this lies the answer to- what’s the difference between scraping and crawling? Data Crawling Meaning is to deal with large data-sets where you develop your crawlers (or..

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