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Elasticsearch for PeopleSoft Now Available!

By: Matthew Haavisto | Senior Principal Product Manager

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.

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Comments ( 6 )
  • Ravinder Kulsari Sunday, October 23, 2016

    This is a welcome enhancement by Oracle PeopleSoft team.


  • Guest Customer Thursday, March 2, 2017

    I have 3 Production environments covering FSCM, HCM and CRM pillars, each of which have a DEV and a TEST environment.

    My question is, will I need 9 installs of Elasticsearch?

    e.g. 4 CPU & 64GB RAM for the 3 Production instances and maybe 4 CPU & 32GB RAM for the non-Prods?

    Or can non-prods (DEV & TEST) share like we could with SES ?


  • Matthew Thursday, March 2, 2017

    You can share Elastic across environments.


  • guest Thursday, March 30, 2017

    Hello - we are trying to see the search and I cannot find where to set the security for our users to see it. I looked in PPLBooks and cannot find where the Role or PL is to provide access.

    Thank you in advance.


  • Matthew Thursday, March 30, 2017

    Security is set in the PS Search framework, on the Search Definitions. Try this:

    http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E66686_01/pt855pbr1/eng/pt/tpst/task_ManagingSearchDefinitionSecurity.html?pli=ul_d73e58_tpst


  • Bali Wednesday, July 26, 2017
    We are on PS tools 8.55. Can we have multiple ES clusters in same server(for HCM, ELM, FSCM...)?
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