Migrate to Camunda Platform 8 in 5 steps

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

Already migrated? We’d love to hear about your experience. Get in touch

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

1. Get familiar with Camunda 8

Camunda Platform 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 Platform 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 reduce the automation and orchestration of your processes, Camunda Platform 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 speciality software tools, developers can use Camunda’s Integration Framework to build and deploy custom Connectors in minutes.

Camunda Platform 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.

In-depth Guide

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

Technical Review

If you are an enterprise customer, reach out to your Customer Success Manager or email customer-success@camunda.com to inquire about a technical review by our consultants.

3. Check architecture compatibility

Make sure your current Camunda 7 architecture is compatible with Camunda 8. Spring Boot, Tomcat, WildFly, CDI, NodeJS 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 customer-success@camunda.com 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 Platform 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 Platform 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 customer-success@camunda.com 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?

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.

If you are an enterprise customer, reach out to your Customer Success Manager or email customer-success@camunda.com to discuss bespoke training opportunities.

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.

Congratulations, you should now be ready to unlock the power of Camunda 8!

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?

Ready to get started?

Still have questions?