We reported in April that PeopleSoft is planning to offer Elasticsearch as an option. Our original plan was to make Elasticsearch available with the first generally available release of PeopleTools 8.56. We have since revised that plan. We now plan to make Elasticsearch available with PeopleTools 8.55/Patch 10. This will enable us to offer Elastic as an option a bit sooner.
Oracle-PeopleSoft will continue to support Oracle's Secure Enterprise Search (SES) with PeopleSoft through the support of PeopleTools 8.54 at a minimum. We are evaluating whether to extend that support, and we'll announce further support plans in the near future. It's important for customers to know that if they have deployed SES, they will be supported for some time until they make the transition to Elastic. Elasticsearch will be the only option offered in PeopleTools 8.56.
As described in the original announcement, we plan to provide guidance on migration from SES to Elastic as well as deployment guidance to help with peformance tuning, load balancing and failover. We are also planning to produce training for Elastic with PeopleSoft. We are also presenting a session at Oracle Open World on Elasticsearch with PeopleSoft. We want to make the move to Elasticsearch as quick and easy as possible for our customers. Based on customer feedback, we believe Elastic will be embraced by PeopleSoft customers, and it will provide significant benefits.