What's New

This chapter describes new features of Oracle Secure Enterprise Search (Oracle SES) 11g Release 1 ( It also provides pointers to additional information.

New Features in Release

A lot of enhancements have been made to the product architecture. In addition, new features have been added, some to be controlled by the administrator, and some that can be configured by the end users.

Architectural Enhancements

  • The Oracle SES midtier has moved from OC4J to Oracle WebLogic Server. This entails changes to the steps involved in configuring Single Sign-On and SSL. See Chapter 11, "Security in Oracle Secure Enterprise Search" for more information on Single Sign-On and SSL configuration.

  • Oracle Text index structure is enhanced to provide faster query response time.

    Changes to index structure improves the performance of Oracle Text significantly. This option is enabled by default in Oracle SES, and results in significant improvement in the response time of the query engine.

    Oracle SES index fragmentation level remains low even with active crawler activities.


    If you are upgrading from a previous version of Oracle SES, then you must run a post-upgrade script for these changes to be reflected in your installation.

New Features for Administrators: 

New Features for End Users: