AWS Import/Export vs FlyData: What are the differences?
AWS Import/Export: Transfer your data directly onto and off of storage devices using Amazon’s internal network and bypassing the Internet. Import/Export supports importing and exporting data into and out of Amazon S3 buckets. For significant data sets, AWS Import/Export is often faster than Internet transfer and more cost effective than upgrading your connectivity; FlyData: Seamlessly upload your data to Amazon Redshift or from Heroku, and extract business intelligence. FlyData for Amazon Redshift allows you to transfer your data easily and securely to Amazon Redshift. Getting your data onto Amazon Redshift and keeping it up-to-date can be a real hassle. With FlyData for Amazon Redshift, you can automatically upload and migrate your data to Amazon Redshift, after only a few simple steps.
AWS Import/Export and FlyData can be categorized as "Data Transfer" tools.
Some of the features offered by AWS Import/Export are:
- Data Migration – If you have data you need to upload into the AWS cloud for the first time, AWS Import/Export is often much faster than transferring that data via the Internet.
- Content Distribution – Send data to your customers on portable storage devices.
- Direct Data Interchange – If you regularly receive content on portable storage devices from your business associates, you can have them send it directly to AWS for import into Amazon S3 or Amazon EBS.
On the other hand, FlyData provides the following key features:
- We support four data formats for uploading data to Amazon Redshift: JSON, CSV, TSV, and APACHE logs
- FlyData sends your data to Amazon Redshift every 5 minutes. This process is automated, so once the setup is complete, your data on Amazon Redshift will be up-to-date.
- FlyData for Heroku will backup all of your logs onto your Amazon S3 bucket, just by adding the FlyData add-on to your application and setting configurations to your S3 bucket.