Best Zyte alternative = Apify

Struggling to find a practical and reliable alternative to Zyte? From cloud data storage to seamlessly integrated anti-blocking solutions, Apify offers all the necessary tools for high-scale web scraping and browser automation in one single place.

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. In other words, Apify is your one-stop-shop for web scraping, data extraction, and RPA.

What does Zyte do?

Formerly named Scrapinghub, Zyte is a data extraction company offering data extraction services, proxies, software-specific browser automation, and cloud hosting for Scrapy spiders.

Comparison table Apify Zyte
Built-in intuitive code editor to run and test scrapers in real-time
User-friendly interface to run, monitor, and audit scraper performance
Track platform usage and resource consumption
Native web integration support
(Zapier, Make, Webhooks, etc.)
Multi-language support
(host software written in any programming language)

(restricted to Scrapy-related software)
Schedule crawling jobs
Scale up using proxies
Export data in multiple formats
(CSV, Excel, JSON, HTML, etc.)
API access
Store and manage data in the cloud
Library of ready to use, pre-built web scrapers
Developer community Join here

We started scraping in late 2017 using a homegrown Python framework built on top of Scrapy. This carried us through to 2019, at which point we were facing a number of structural limits with Scrapy and our framework which were severely impacting our product and engineering roadmaps. Now, by using Apify SDK, we've saved as much as 90% on Amazon EC2 costs and boosted their data collection processes by 60%. The combination of Javascript, Node, and Apify gave us all the pieces we needed to address every one of our existing challenges, futureproof our platform, and resume scaling up our web collection activities.

Charlie Orford

Lead Engineer on Data Collection at Daltix

Apify benefits

Why data teams love Apify

Scheduling

Set extractions to run on schedule and process recurring jobs programmatically.

Storage

Store datasets from web extractions in cloud storage. Search for data, images and text and export to multiple file formats.

Apify Store

Access hundreds of ready-made actors to kickstart you data extraction or automation project.

Proxies

Monitor web scraper health, set a custom geolocation and monitor traffic across IP addresses.

Complete API

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.

Efficient by every measure

By using Apify SDK, companies can save as much as 90% on Amazon EC2 costs and boost their data collection processes by 60%. Read more in our case study with Daltix.

Built for enterprise

Get a complete end-to-end solution built by Apify for all your web scraping, data extraction and web automation needs.

Scalable

Process millions of records, integrate Apify into your tech stack, and get the data you need as you grow.

Reliable

Monitoring, maintenance & Service Level Agreement in place to ensure clean data on time, every time.

Trustworthy

With 7+ years of experience supporting enterprise customers, our team ensures project success.