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FAST ESP to Elasticsearch Migration Services

For most of "the noughties" (2000-2009), FAST ESP was the favored search platform for a wide range of organizations who needed business-critical search applications. As FAST ESP, now under Microsoft ownership, nears its end-of-life, organizations are looking for alternative platforms and for many search applications, Elasticsearch is an increasingly popular choice.



At Search Technologies, we treat each migration project on its merits. A great way to start is to use our Assessment Service to fully understand the FAST ESP environment, and create a blueprint for the migration project.

FAST ESP users have a reputation for building sophisticated, highly functional search systems, often involving multiple repositories and non-standard search functionality:

  • In some cases, existing FAST data connectors and index pipeline capabilities can be preserved, and used with the Elasticsearch platform
  • In other cases, a fresh start is the best approach
  • In all cases, Elasticsearch provides an excellent foundation for creating new functionality to meet the present and future needs of the business

Either way, our deep expertise and knowledge of both FAST ESP and Elasticsearch can guide you.



We are happy to engage simply to provide high-level consulting and advice. We also have the capabilities to take on fully managed migration projects, from initial planning through detailed implementation, to going live with the new production system.



Search Technologies is an authorized Elasticsearch implementation partner, and we resell Elasticsearch maintenance and support services as part of our solutions.

Back in 2006, we were named as FAST's Worldwide Partner of the Year, and since 2009 we've been a GOLD-certified Microsoft partner, specializing in search.


For an informal discussion of your FAST ESP migration plans, please contact us.