Using data extraction agents - AWS Schema Conversion Tool

Using data extraction agents

In some migration scenarios, the source and target databases are very different from one another and require additional data transformation. AWS Schema Conversion Tool (AWS SCT) is extensible, so that you can address these scenarios using an agent. An agent is an external program that's integrated with AWS SCT, but performs data transformation elsewhere (such as on an Amazon EC2 instance). In addition, an AWS SCT agent can interact with other AWS services on your behalf, such as creating and managing AWS Database Migration Service tasks for you.

The following topics describe these scenarios in more detail, and explain how to use AWS SCT agents during the migration process.


AWS SCT version 650 includes enhanced extractor agent capabilities. If you are using an earlier version, such as AWS SCT 649, you can continue to use extractor agents. To use the enhanced extractor agent capabilities, create a new project for data migration and set AWS SCT Extractor version to version 2, as shown in the following screenshot.

                Selecting extraction agent version 2