OpenSearch availability in PeopleTools is coming soon

May 18, 2023 | 2 minute read
Sasank Vemana
Director, PeopleTools Product Management
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At the Blueprint 4D (BP4D) conference last year, we announced that PeopleSoft plans to support OpenSearch as our search provider replacing Elasticsearch. You can read more about the announcement in this blog post.  

It is that time of the year again. We just attended the Blueprint 4D conference last week, which was a lot of fun! The PeopleSoft Strategy team was excited to see our customer and partner community in person. Everyone was enthusiastic and energetic to learn, collaborate, and network with each other.

At BP4D 2023, we explained how seamlessly OpenSearch/OpenSearch Dashboards would fit in and work with PeopleSoft - including the migration process. We announced that support for OpenSearch/OpenSearch Dashboards is planned for this summer in PeopleTools 8.60 and this fall in PeopleTools 8.59. It is coming soon!

We also showed the search and analytics user experience in a PeopleSoft environment using OpenSearch to demonstrate that the change will be transparent to the end users. This is effectively a simple maintenance activity similar to past upgrades from one version of Elasticsearch (ELK) to another. The migration does not require any re-indexing, re-deployment, etc.; everything will be copied over as part of the maintenance.

Our message to customers is to continue implementing and using search and analytics as usual. And switch over to OpenSearch as soon as possible once it is generally available.

Please review the following My Oracle Support (MOS) documents for more information on our move to OpenSearch.

Tech Update - Oracle PeopleSoft Transitions to OpenSearch (Doc ID 2950040.1) 
Move to OpenSearch (Doc ID 2205540.2)

Also, note that we will offer a webinar hosted by the Quest PeopleSoft Technology SIG in June. Joining the Quest PeopleSoft Technology SIG is free, as is this webinar! Take advantage of this opportunity to get all our latest updates on Search.

Topic: Search in PeopleSoft - Update and Roadmap
Date/Time: June 28th, 2023 | 2:00 – 3:00 PM EDT
Webinar registration link

If you want to access the content (including Oracle roadmaps, updates, and other sessions) from the BP4D 2023 conference, Quest is offering a virtual replay option between May 29 – July 28.

Sasank Vemana

Director, PeopleTools Product Management

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