Secure Enterprise Search Uncovered

In case you missed this Larry Ellison announced Oracle
Secure Enterprise Search
at OpenWorld Tokyo last
night.

There are technical/business white papers, a
data sheet and a demo available at the indicated web site, but the most
important things to know are:

  • Search
    accuracy and user experience is comparable to that of Google. (I can
    personally attest to this as we are in the midst of UAT for future
    deployment on OTN/Oracle.com. SES rocks.)
  • Content can be
    secured at a source or even document level. Thus, if you don't have
    privs to view a certain document, or any documents from a certain
    source, you will not see results for those
    items.
  • This is a standalone
    product.
I'm really looking forward to seeing SES
on OTN.

Comments:

"Search accuracy and user experience is comparable to that of Google. (I can personally attest to this as we are in the midst of UAT for future deployment on OTN/Oracle.com. SES rocks.)" This is a good thing. I always thought the search functionality on Oracle.com/OTN is useless. It's a real shame that a company like Oracle couldn't manage to get a better search on their site. Let's hope this improves a lot. Will it also be implemented on MetaLink because whatever I look for I always find hundreds of release notes (most of the for RDB) but it's very hard to find the real valuable documents on metalink.

Posted by Wilfred on March 02, 2006 at 09:59 AM PST #

>> I'm really looking forward to seeing SES on OTN. You and everybody everybody else! It would be nice to be able to locate an article or a forum thread with an OTN search engine instead of using Google's site specific search feature. By the way, I hope there are plans to port Metalink to this better search engine soon.

Posted by APC on March 02, 2006 at 01:37 PM PST #

I take it SES will replase Ultra Search, right?

Posted by Peter Lorenzen on March 05, 2006 at 12:52 PM PST #

I honestly don't have any information about deployment on MetaLink, which is managed by Support. As for status vis-a-vis Ultrasearch, more info on that should be available at GA.

Posted by Oracle Blogs on March 05, 2006 at 06:29 PM PST #

Oracle SES will be released in Oracle's financial Q4 (Mar 1 - May 31.) It is expected to be available for developers to download it from OTN after the release. Ultra Search will continue to be available for now as an unsecure, basic search; however, it will not be the focus for feature enhancements. Oracle's flagship enterprise search product is SES, with the advantages of comprehensive security, high relevance/search-quality, and out-of-the-box easy operation over Ultra Search.

Posted by Sandeepan Banerjee on March 05, 2006 at 08:34 PM PST #

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