AWS Schema Conversion Tool
User Guide (Version 1.0)

Using Data Extraction Agents

You can use data extraction agents to extract data from your on-premises data warehouse and migrate it to Amazon Redshift. To manage the data extraction agents, you can use AWS SCT. Data extraction agents can work in the background while AWS SCT is closed. After your agents extract your data, they upload the data to Amazon S3 and then copy the data into Amazon Redshift.

The following diagram shows the supported scenario.

            Extraction agent architecture

Data extraction agents are currently supported for the following source data warehouses:

  • Greenplum Database (version 4.3 and later)

  • Microsoft SQL Server (version 2008 and later)

  • Netezza (version 7.0.3 and later)

  • Oracle (version 10 and later)

  • Teradata (version 13 and later)

  • Vertica (version 7.2.2 and later)

You can connect to FIPS endpoints for Amazon Redshift if you need to comply with the Federal Information Processing Standard security requirements. FIPS endpoints are available in the following AWS Regions:

  • US East (N. Virginia) Region (

  • US East (Ohio) Region (

  • US West (N. California) Region (

  • US West (Oregon) Region (

Use the information in the following topics to learn how to work with data extraction agents.