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Version: 8.0

Introduction to Camunda Platform 8

Camunda Platform 8 delivers scalable, on-demand process automation as-a-service. Camunda Platform 8 is combined with powerful execution engines for BPMN processes and DMN decisions, and paired with tools for collaborative modeling, operations, and analytics.

Camunda Platform 8 consists of six components:

  • Console - Configure and deploy clusters with Console.
  • Web Modeler - Collaborate, model processes, and deploy or start new instances. Note that Camunda Platform 8 can be used with both Desktop Modeler and Web Modeler.
  • Zeebe - The cloud-native process engine of Camunda Platform 8.
  • Tasklist - Complete tasks which require human input.
  • Operate - Manage, monitor, and troubleshoot your processes.
  • Optimize - Improve your processes by identifying constraints in your system.

For more conceptual information about Camunda Platform 8, see What is Camunda Platform 8.


Interested in migrating process solutions developed for Camunda Platform 7 to run them on Camunda Platform 8? Visit our guide on migrating from Camunda Platform 7

Getting started

In this section of the Camunda Platform 8 documentation, you'll find guides to get started with Camunda Platform 8 before learning more about each individual component. Our getting started guides walk you through the following steps:

  1. Create a Camunda Platform 8 account - Create a Camunda Platform 8 account to create clusters, deploy processes, and create a new instance.
  2. Model your first process - Design and deploy a process, and share the process with your teammates or other stakeholders to begin collaborating.
  3. Create a cluster - Create your first cluster to execute processes.
  4. Orchestrate human tasks - Assign human tasks to users so they can enter the necessary data to drive the business process forward.
  5. Get started with API endpoints - Configure connector tasks with domain-specific parameters.
  6. Orchestrate microservices - Orchestrate the microservices necessary to achieve your end-to-end automated business process.

Learn more

After getting started with Camunda Platform 8, dive deeper in our next steps section of the guides by learning about the following: