AWS Schema Conversion Tool
User Guide (Version 1.0)

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 SCT is extensible, so that you can address these scenarios using an agent—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.