We have already written some posts on CloudScrape, a Copenhagen, Denmark-based web scraping service startup. The service now has a new look and new features for data extraction and business intelligence – with the launch of new name: Dexi.io.
Pipes for aggregation and post-processing
Dexi.io has relaunched and rebranded from its early-stage name CloudScrape. The company has also released a new product, Pipes. Pipes adds intelligent data transformation to complement the point-&-click data extraction service. In a nutshell, Pipes is a data integration and post-processing engine inside of Dexi.io, that is able to aggregate, sanitize extracted data and a lot more. We’ll share more on it in the following posts.
Driving Innovation is the Key to Success
Stefan Avivson, CEO of Dexi.io explains: “Although Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is not a new concept, service providers have been using so called Robotic Processing for a decade now, but the amount of available data and the technology to process it has evolved tremendously over the past two years. There is basically no real limitation to the use of Big Data and there is no real effort in convincing people that RPA is the future. It’s more a question of knowing how! Utilizing the resources of our innovation team for our clients and partners has without doubt been one of the key drivers to our success!”
Let’s see more in the future of this cutting-edge cloud scrape service.
To be perfectly honest I wasn’t sure so I decided to try it out.
Full disclaimer here, I didn’t actually succeed. However, it was a great learning experience for me and I think you guys could benefit from seeing what I did and where I went wrong. Who knows, maybe you can take what I’ve done and figure it out for yourself! more…
I wanna provide you with a nice utility for quick summing of multiple DOM element values. Why? Well, suppose you’ve at a page like this and you want to sum up the total number of hotels in all the countries. more…
As web scraping is becoming easier to use, more and more people are able to leverage the world’s web resources. As this trend grows, structured data from the web empower businesses and enable a wave of new business ideas to become a reality. Now there is a new technology on the market called: “self-contained agents” that might just make this a tsunami! more…
From time to time, web users struggle with “CAPTCHA services” such as DeCaptcher and DBC. And although those services are reliable, often times they’re “overloaded”, meaning the images to be solved get rejected or it takes a lot of time to be decoded (some services might even take 50 seconds to solve a single image!).
But, I recently came across a new service that hopes to fill this (fast CAPTCHA solving) gap. EndCaptcha.com, is a new image digitization service that was built to satisfy the needs of the most demanding consumers. It uses a dedicated team of operators assisted by a smart OCR system. That’s why it’s being considered a Premium CAPTCHA service. more…
Recently Import.io introduced a new extraction technique called Magic. The Magic scraping method works be attempting to scrape all the information off the page automatically and in one shot. We covered it in another post early last year. When we covered it back then, we noted a few issues:
The scraper only works on pages with more than one row of data like a search results page, category pages and etc.
But now Import.io has released a second version of Magic which seems to have dealt with those obstacles. Not only that, but they have released an API for Magic that lets you see what’s going on behind the scenes. more…
As anyone who’s spent any time on the scraping field will know, there are plenty of anti-scraping techniques on the market. And since I regularly get asked what the best way to prevent someone from scraping a site, I thought I’d do a post rounding up some of the most popular methods. If you think I’ve missed any out, please let me know in the comments below!