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Who is better: Comparing OxyLabs vs Bright Data

Who’s Better? Oxy Labs vs. Bright Data

Companies have choices in their web data collection provider. Two of the most prominent providers in the industry are Oxylabs and Bright Data. Take a look at their main web-scraping features to decide which one may be right for you.

As we noted in a previous blog post, Oxylabs has more than 100 million residential IPs around the world. It offers Datacenter, Residential, Next-Gen Residential, Static Residential, and SOCKS5 proxies. It also has an add-on Proxy Rotator that can be used for its datacenter proxies.

The company’s values are based on transparency and ethical standards. Oxylabs acquires residential proxies from suppliers under strict obligations to get consent from end users and inform them of their participation in a proxy network.

Oxylabs Offers Easy Integration and a Discount

Oxylabs Next-Gen Residential Proxies (the closest offering to Spider’s residential IPs) boast zero captchas, zero IP blocking, city-level targeting, and unlimited concurrent sessions. According to the company, continuous proxy rotation results in 99.2% success rates, on average. The Next-Gen Residential proxies use AI and machine learning algorithms for faster, more accurate web data processing. For example, AI powers an auto-retry system; requests for information are continuously attempted until a satisfactory result is returned. Machine learning enables adaptive HTML parsing whereby data is automatically parsed from many e-commerce product pages regardless of what language the website is in or changes in the site’s layout.

The Oxylabs Next-Gen Residential Proxies are compatible with existing code and easy to integrate through a backconnect proxy. Monthly pricing plans for Next-Gen Residential Proxies are based on price per GB for a predetermined amount of traffic (e.g., 20 GB, 60 GB, 100 GB per month). Yearly plans provide a 10% discount on the monthly subscription prices.

The provider’s Real-Time Web Crawler performs data extraction through APIs that focus on search engines and e-commerce (structured data is delivered in easy-to-read JSON format) and APIs that get data from most websites in HTML format. Oxylabs offers three data delivery methods: real time, call back, and SuperAPI. Yearly plans provide a 10% discount on monthly subscriptions.

Monthly fees for Oxylabs’ Real-Time Web Crawler are based on pages in HTML, pages in HTML with JSON rendering, or e-commerce/search engine API pages. Yearly plans provide a 10% discount off monthly fees.

Bright Data Lets You Manage Many Through One

In comparison, Bright Data has more than 72 million residential IPs around the globe. It offers Residential, Datacenter, ISP, and Mobile proxies. Residential IP types include shared IPs, allowing for rotation among different countries, cities, mobile carriers, ASNs, and exclusive IPs, giving a company access to a group of residential IPs that can be used wholly for custom data collection needs and target domains. Nobody uses the same IPs with the same target sites.

Bright Data’s offerings also include Data Unblocker and Data Collector. Data Unblocker assures 100% success rates at target sites, and it adapts automatically as target sites evolve. Data Collector is an automated data delivery tool. Data can be delivered using ready-made or customized data extraction templates. A Code Editor option allows developers to write the crawl code to customize their data collection, and a Browser Extension option uses click-and-collect capabilities to define what data to collect directly from the customer’s browser.

Additionally, all of Bright Data’s services come with Proxy Manager so developers can manage all proxies from a single interface.

Bright Data claims to have the “fastest and largest real-peer IP network in the world.” The company acquires residential IPs using a model in which parties are compensated for voluntary participation. Application vendors who embed Bright Data’s SDK in their app get paid monthly based on the number of users who opt-in as peers. For every user who voluntarily opts into the Bright Data network, Bright Data pays a monthly fee to the application vendor, who passes that value on to the user by providing the user with an ad-free experience or an upgraded version of the app they are using for free.

The provider’s residential IPs boast guaranteed 99.99% network uptime, unlimited concurrent requests, and limitless rotations. Developers can test drive Bright Data’s residential IP network free for seven days.

Bright Data’s Search Engine Crawler gathers SERP data from all the major search engines. The company states that it has a response time of under 3 seconds. Responses are provided in JSON or HTML format.

Search Engine Crawler and Data Unblocker customers only pay for successful requests. Pricing is offered per-CPM (cost per thousand impressions) in a pay-as-you-go, monthly, or yearly subscription. Monthly pricing plans for Search Engine Crawler and Data Unblocker are based on price per CPM for a predetermined number of requests (e.g., 200,000; 500,000; 1.76 million per month). Yearly subscription plans provide a 10% discount on the monthly rates. Data Collector is also offered in a pay-as-you-go, monthly, or yearly subscription per CPM based on predetermined page loads (e.g., 100, 250, 500 page-loads per month).

Both Bright Data and Oxylabs provide 24/7 support for all services.

How Does Spider Stack Up Against Oxylabs and Bright Data?

In almost every way, Spider produces results similar to those of Oxylabs and Bright Data.

We offer more than 70 million private Residential Proxy IPs, with no datacenter proxies mixed in. Along with being completely private and exclusive to the internet user or company that uses them, private residential proxies leverage the dedicated IP server generated by an ISP for a residency. When a request is sent, it’s routed through a real user accessing the web and not through a datacenter. Search engines consider residential IPs as legitimate because, unlike datacenter IPs, our system connects you to a real device owned by an ISP. Because the address comes from a real user, search engines will not flag or become suspicious of your visits.

At Spider, we also believe in transparency and 100% ethically sourced IPs. We acquire residential IPs through exclusive partnerships with mobile and desktop app developers who use our GDPR-compliant SDK as a means of monetization.

Here are more Spider web data extraction benefits:

  • Our Residential Proxy IPs offer city-level targeting, zero captchas, zero IP blocking, and unlimited concurrent sessions.
  • Automatic, limitless IP rotation provides additional protection from residential IPs being exposed and blocked.
  • We gather SERP data from all the major search engines along with e-commerce sites. Our Real-Time Crawler is highly customizable. Data can be delivered in a variety of formats to address your business needs.
  • Data is exported to JSON or CSV.
  • All services come with 24/7 support.
  • You can test-drive Spider’s residential proxies free for 14 days.

Compared to the competition, Spider’s standout benefit is high-quality web scraping at affordable prices. Our services are priced competitively to meet the needs of the smallest companies to the largest enterprises, and everything in between.

Monthly pricing for our Residential Proxy IPs is based on price per GB for a predetermined amount of traffic (e.g., 5 GB, 40 GB, 100 GB per month). Our SERP Request API plans offer monthly fees based on a number of pages (e.g., 49,000; 199,000; 999,000 pages per month).

All of our Residential IP Proxy plans include city-level targeting, unlimited sub-users, and unlimited IPs. All of our SERP Request API plans offer seamless integration and 100% delivery and success.

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