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Data Harvesting War: Scraping vs using API

Data Harvesting War: Scraping vs using API

At the age of big data, data extraction is vital for all businesses. Data harvesting can give companies many advantages and, most importantly, it will get the business to a highly competitive place. By conducting market research via data harvesting, the business gets access to up-to-date information regarding the industry or any related topic. When the business has relevant data, it gets insights into the market changes in real time and becomes highly competitive in the industry. Being informed on what’s happening in the market, your business can respond to any changes accordingly and minimize losses and maximize sales. Data extraction is especially crucial for companies that build their business around price, quality, and competition. For example, online retailers must be well-equipped with the latest news about their competitors: their pricing strategy, special offers, and inventory.   All traveling businesses always claim to have the lowest prices and best offers, so they must be well aware of all the possible changes that happen in the industry. This is also true for the real estate industry. The house price index is updated in the country’s national statistics on a regular basis. The price index change affects all the industries related to real estate. Thus, companies must extract the latest data from the web to later analyze it and make decisions accordingly. In today’s hypercompetitive world, it’s vital to be up-to-date regarding market trends and changes, prices, and your customers. All of these can be improved with the help of data crawling from websites. There are many ways of how data harvesting can be done. Currently, the two most acceptable methods are...