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Version: 8.5

Introduction to Camunda 8

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

Camunda 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 8 can be used with both Desktop Modeler and Web Modeler.
  • Zeebe - The cloud-native process engine of Camunda 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 8, see What is Camunda 8. For an on-demand demonstration of the product, visit Camunda Academy.


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

Getting started

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

  1. Create a Camunda 8 account - Create a Camunda 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 orchestration - 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 8, dive deeper in our next steps section of the guides by learning about the following: