What does Apify do?
Apify is an open software platform that makes it easy to develop and run data extraction, web automation, and web integration tools at scale.
What does Octoparse do?
Octoparse is a data extraction and automation tool that can run extractions on your desktop or the cloud.
|Build, test & deploy crawlers in the cloud||✅||Build using desktop client|
|Program scrapers for maximum flexibility||✅||❌|
|Schedule crawling jobs||✅||✅|
|Enterprise datacenter or residential proxies||✅||❌|
|Store and manage data in the cloud||✅||✅|
|Library of pre-built web scrapers||✅||✅|
|Live chat in-app support||✅||❌|
|Ready for enterprise (SLAs, maintenance, account management)||Get in touch||❌|
|Developer community||Join here||❌|
Apify wins in my book based on its excellent customer support and its effective and proven actors. I am a researcher whose specialty is not programming, so having an interface that was easy to understand and work with as someone who has only passing experience with the backend was vital. The live chat was an excellent tool for me to get help from a pro when I ran into any trouble at all, too. Friendly customer support at every level indicates to me that Apify not only cares about customers, but also about its employees.
Researcher at Boston College
From concept to production, experience a platform that allows you to build, test and deploy all in the cloud, without clunky desktop installers.
Write your own code or select from the largest range of purpose-built web scrapers on the market. New scrapers are added weekly.
Ensure stable long-term performance with our trusted datacenter or residential proxies.
Take your project to production faster with the full support of the Apify community, project templates, and guides.
Why data teams love Apify
Set extractions to run on schedule and process recurring jobs programmatically.
Store datasets from web extractions in cloud storage. Search for data, images, and text, and export to multiple file formats.
Online code editor
Build and test the code of your scrapers in an online editor with syntax highlighting. Easily run and manage your scrapers from the Apify app.
Monitor web scraper health, set custom geolocation, and monitor traffic across IP addresses.
Run, stop, and manage web extractions using a full-featured API. Export data from extractions and integrate into your tech stack.
Ready for scale
The Apify platform automatically scales up resources to run as many actors as you want. Forget about managing physical servers.
Built for enterprise
Get a complete end-to-end solution built by Apify for all your web scraping, data extraction and web automation needs.
Process millions of records, integrate Apify into your tech stack, and get the data you need to grow.
Data cleansing, Service Level Agreement & support team ensures clean data on time, every time.
With 7+ years of experience supporting enterprise customers, our team ensures project success.