The Amazon RDS team is rolling out new features at a very rapid clip. Here's the latest and greatest:
Oracle Data Pump
Customers have asked us to make it easier to import their existing databases into Amazon RDS. We are making it easy for you to move data on and off of the DB Instances by using Oracle Data Pump. A number of scenarios are supported including:
- Transfer between an on-premises Oracle database and an RDS DB Instance.
- Transfer between an Oracle database running on an EC2 instance and an RDS DB Instance.
- Transfer between two RDS DB Instances.
These transfers can be run in either direction. We currently support the network mode of Data Pump where the job source is an Oracle database. Transfers using Data Pump should be considerably faster than those using the original Import and Export utilities. Oracle Data Pump is available on all new DB Instances running Oracle Database 188.8.131.52.v5. To use Data Pump with your existing v3 and v4 instances, please upgrade to v5 by following the directions in the RDS User Guide. To learn more about importing and exporting data from your Oracle databases, check out our new import/export guide.