We’ve been announcing for some time that Elasticsearch would be available for PeopleSoft, and that day has come! Customers can now download a DPK from My Oracle Support and install and configure Elasticsearch for their PeopleSoft systems. Elasticsearch is available for the PeopleTools 8.55.11 patch, and customers must be on PeopleTools 8.55.11 or higher to use Elasticsearch. You can get the DPK from the PeopleTools Maintenance Page on MOS. Elasticsearch DPKs are available for Linux and Windows.
There is also documentation to help with installation, deployment, and maintenance. Visit the Elasticsearch Documentation Home Page on My Oracle Support. If you are currently using Secure Enterprise Search (SES), we cover how to transition from SES to Elasticsearch. If you are not using SES, we cover how to do a fresh install of Elasticsearch. In the near future we will provide additional resources including Oracle University Training, a Spotlight Series video, and more. Our Cumulative Feature Overview tool has been updated with Elasticsearch content.
All of our testing indicates that Elasticsearch will be significantly easier to install and maintain and will perform much better than SES both for indexing and results retrieval. With this big improvement, we hope customers will take advantage of Elasticsearch and make searching an important part of their user experience. Search can be especially valuable with the Fluid User Experience because the Fluid header—which includes the Search widget—is always available, so users will be able to initiate a search from any context and at any point of their process.
Note that Oracle Secure Enterprise Search (SES) will be supported until April 30, 2018, eighteen months after Elasticsearch is delivered in PeopleTools 8.55.11.