Amazon EBS vs Scraper API: What are the differences?
What is Amazon EBS? Block level storage volumes for use with Amazon EC2 instances. Amazon EBS volumes are network-attached, and persist independently from the life of an instance. Amazon EBS provides highly available, highly reliable, predictable storage volumes that can be attached to a running Amazon EC2 instance and exposed as a device within the instance. Amazon EBS is particularly suited for applications that require a database, file system, or access to raw block level storage.
What is Scraper API? Proxy API for Web Scraping. It handles proxies, browsers, and CAPTCHAs for you, so you can scrape any web page with a simple API call. Get started with 1000 free API calls per month.
Amazon EBS can be classified as a tool in the "Cloud Storage" category, while Scraper API is grouped under "Web Scraping API".
Some of the features offered by Amazon EBS are:
- Amazon EBS allows you to create storage volumes from 1 GB to 1 TB that can be mounted as devices by Amazon EC2 instances. Multiple volumes can be mounted to the same instance.
- Amazon EBS enables you to provision a specific level of I/O performance if desired, by choosing a Provisioned IOPS volume. This allows you to predictably scale to thousands of IOPS per Amazon EC2 instance.
- Storage volumes behave like raw, unformatted block devices, with user supplied device names and a block device interface. You can create a file system on top of Amazon EBS volumes, or use them in any other way you would use a block device (like a hard drive).
On the other hand, Scraper API provides the following key features:
- Manages proxies
- Manages headless browsers
- Handles captchas