Camunda Platform 8 launched as Universal Process Orchestrator

WALTHAM, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, process orchestration software provider Camunda announced the next-generation version of Camunda Platform, now powered by Zeebe, a cloud-native workflow engine designed for true horizontal scalability and resiliency.

Many companies today struggle to achieve scalable and resilient automation of complex business processes that span people, systems, and devices. In particular, the integration of legacy systems and in-house applications takes time and requires available development resources.

To solve this problem, Camunda Platform 8 offers organizations speed, scalability, security and resilience without the overhead of building and maintaining infrastructure. The breakthrough in horizontal scalability is made possible by Zeebe, Camunda’s next-generation cloud-native workflow engine. Zeebe can scale throughput linearly by adding cluster nodes, allowing unlimited transactions to be processed at consistently low latencies. To ensure resilience, Zeebe comes with a new failover architecture that also supports geo-replication across data centers to deliver 99.999% or better availability.

Intuitive integrations and universal connectivity

Camunda Platform 8’s new open architecture also leverages an external task client model unlocking universal connectivity. This connectivity is enabled by a series of essential connectors as well as simple and intuitive integrations across technology tools ranging from RPA, CRM, ERP and BI systems, to AI, IoT and messaging platforms. With Camunda’s integration framework, teams can develop custom connectors using SDKs for their preferred programming language, then reuse and even govern the use of their custom connectors across all aspects of their business.

Business-IT collaboration with a web-based process modeler

Once deployed in Camunda Platform 8, connectors are accessible in the new web-based process modeler. With Camunda Platform 8, Modeler has been redesigned to unlock deep collaboration between business users who know business processes intimately and the IT that develops automation. This collaboration, along with the new integration framework, helps ensure business agility by dramatically reducing the time it takes to design and approve process changes, and enabling rapid process implementation. that orchestrate people, systems and devices, including modern processes. microservices as well as legacy applications.

Camunda CEO Jakob Freund said the extensibility of the new onboarding framework is a potential game changer for digital transformation.

“In large enterprises, you often find specialized software development teams that provide automation infrastructure to their organization. These teams can now take advantage of Camunda Platform 8 to develop and deploy their own connectors. Their colleagues can then easily and conveniently reuse these connectors to integrate existing internal systems into end-to-end process automation. It can fundamentally accelerate your organization’s digital transformation,” Freund said.

Camunda Platform 8 is in production today with a number of companies that have received early access, including athenahealth, Glencore and Swiss Re.

“Camunda Platform 8 has allowed us to create a scalable, workflow-based messaging system for our customers, allowing us to easily run millions of process instances at any time. The fact that it supports supports the existing BPMN 2.0 standard is a great addition,” said Vamsi Krishna, Director of Engineering at athenahealth.

SV Group, an innovative Swiss-based restaurant and hotel management group, relies on Camunda to orchestrate and control the various microservices that make up their unique guest experience. “Camunda Platform 8 is key to orchestrating our end-to-end digital customer journey for our hotel brand Stay KooooK. The Camunda SaaS offering allows us to get started quickly, with no infrastructure setup, and gives us the confidence to scale quickly, allowing us to replicate an incredible experience for all of our customers as well as hotel guests who use our platform. data-driven digital home. as a white label solution,” said Markus Feller, Head of Digital Hospitality Solution at SV Group.

In addition to its customers, Camunda also expects its strategic partners to contribute to a growing ecosystem of ready-to-use connectors.

“As a strategic partner of Camunda, we have collaborated to leverage our collective expertise in process automation to navigate our customers’ digital transformation journey with a wide range of enterprise system connectors, powered by our Cobalt cloud offerings and Camunda’s process orchestration platform. The platform, along with Infosys solutions and services, will help accelerate process implementation and improve business productivity results,” said Mohammed Rafee Tarafdar, SVP and Chief Technology Officer at Infosys.


Camunda Platform 8 is offered in SaaS or self-managed mode. The SaaS offering is hosted on Google Cloud, while self-management can be run on internal infrastructure or on any cloud provider such as Google Cloud, AWS or Microsoft Azure.

A 30-day free trial of Camunda Platform 8 SaaS is available at

Additional Resources

Presentation of the Camunda Platform 8 version at the Camunda Community Summit 2022

Camunda Platform 8 Release Blog

About Camunda

Camunda is the leader in process orchestration software. Our software helps orchestrate complex business processes that span people, systems and devices. With Camunda, business users collaborate with developers to model and automate end-to-end processes using BPMN-powered flowcharts that run with the speed, scale, and resilience needed to compete in the today’s digital world. Hundreds of companies such as Allianz, ING and Vodafone design, automate and improve critical business processes with Camunda to drive digital transformation. To learn more, visit

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