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Migrate to Camunda 8

Are you looking to migrate to Camunda 8 from Camunda 7? Use this step-by-step guide to find out what you should consider and where to find more helpful resources.

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1. Get familiar with Camunda 8

Camunda 8 enables diverse teams to orchestrate and automate any process. Rich collaboration and visual modeling tools help teams design complex process flows collaboratively and before writing a single line of code. These features allow you to apply business and IT expertise to develop the right solution for your project at speed.

In addition, Camunda 8’s workflow engine Zeebe is designed with a distributed architecture. This cloud-native design allows for high throughput, enabling process orchestration for workflows of any complexity at scale and with the speed, security and resiliency needed to futureproof your automation efforts. Choose between a fully managed SaaS Edition or host in your own cloud via the Self-Managed Edition. The SaaS Edition’s new Console enables administrators to easily manage users, permissions, clusters, and more! Console provides the increased governance and detailed audit trails for all organizations including those with strict regulatory compliance requirements.

To further improve the automation and orchestration of your processes, Camunda 8 includes reusable, built-in Connectors. These can simply be dragged and dropped into your BPMN process model to get started. If your processes involve legacy systems, homegrown applications, and specialty software tools, developers can use Camunda’s Integration Framework to build and deploy custom Connectors in minutes.

Camunda 8 Overview

Learn what Camunda 8 is all about on the overview web page.

Related Blog Content

Get a deeper understanding with informative blog posts.

2. Consider the technical aspects

Do you know which technical aspects to consider before migrating from Camunda 7 to Camunda 8? From the conceptual differences between the two versions to the way APIs are designed, it’s important that you are familiar with the technical detail.

Migration Blog Post

Check out Bernd’s blog post “What to do When You Can’t Quickly Migrate to Camunda 8” to get an overview of the technical aspects of migration.

Quick Read

In-depth Guide

Read up on documentation that includes information about the conceptual differences between Camunda 7 and Camunda 8.

Detailed Read

Technical Review

If you are an enterprise customer, reach out to your Customer Success Manager or email [email protected] to inquire about a technical review by our consultants.

Connect with an Expert

3. Check architecture compatibility

Make sure your current Camunda 7 architecture is compatible with Camunda 8. Spring Boot, Tomcat, WildFly, CDI, Node.js or C# – whatever environment you’ve chosen to run Camunda 7, it’s crucial to take compatibility with Camunda 8 into consideration. Take another look at our guide and the links included in it. If you are an enterprise customer, reach out to your Customer Success Manager or email [email protected] to inquire about a technical review by our consultants. Alternatively you can contact us here.

Not planning to migrate just yet?

Rest assured that we will continue to maintain Camunda 7 – find more on our timelines here. You could also start your new projects in Camunda 8 to make the transition easier and familiarize yourself with the new platform and its features.

4. Choose your hosting preference

Are you embracing SaaS or choosing to host Camunda 8 yourself? Here’s a quick recap on both options.

We host. No technical setup or installation.

SaaS is the easiest way to get started with plans available for production usage of any volume. Camunda 8 SaaS has been optimized for resilience, latency and security.

Ready to go with Camunda 8 SaaS?

  1. If you are an enterprise customer please reach out to your Customer Success Manager or email [email protected] for details on getting SaaS set up.
  2. If you are not already an enterprise customer you can sign up to a free 30-day trial of Camunda 8 here. Should you wish to know more about becoming an enterprise customer, please get in touch here.

You host. Download, install and setup on your own infrastructure.

Self-Managed lets you host on your own hardware or cloud instance. This is a nice option for those who require systems to be run on their infrastructure for compliance reasons and have the required expertise to run cloud-native applications. This means that performance, security, uptime, redundancy, and resource allocation will need to be managed by your team.

Self-Managed is the way to go for you?

To get started, head over to our download page. Best-practices for self-managed environments can be found here.

5. Educate yourself and your team

Do you and your team have the developer and operational skills needed to migrate to Camunda 8?

Not planning to migrate just yet?

Access our freely available courses at Camunda Academy to gain new skills and familiarize yourself with Camunda 8. Choose from courses such as “Platform Overview” and “What’s New”. The technologies required if you choose to host Self-Managed can be reviewed here and here.

Schedule a Training

If you are an enterprise customer, reach out to your Customer Success Manager or email [email protected] to discuss bespoke training opportunities.

Connect with Partners

If you are interested in working with one of our partners to elevate your team or manage the migration, we are happy to put you in touch. Simply let us know.

6. Unlock the power of Camunda 8

Congratulations, you are ready to level up! To get started, revisit the migration steps in our guide and check out our available migration tools. Should you have any questions now or in the future, please get in touch.

If you are not quite ready yet, why not start your new projects in Camunda 8?

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