Orchestrate Microservices

Camunda provides orchestration that enhances the autonomy of microservices.

Integration Without Compromising Loose Coupling

Microservices architectures have become increasingly popular for their flexibility and agility. However, it’s important to keep in mind that an end-to-end, automated business process typically requires multiple microservices to achieve an outcome. Software developers and architects often struggle to effectively communicate across multiple microservices, monitor their performance, and identify and resolve problems when they occur.

Camunda enables organizations to overcome these issues without compromising the paradigms of autonomy and loose coupling of microservices. Plus, Camunda offers speed, scale, security, and resiliency for microservices, without the overhead of building and maintaining infrastructure.

The Challenges of Microservices Architectures:

“We see Camunda as a valuable component within our new lending platform, which is built using a microservices architecture. To achieve the desired efficiency gains, we needed a much higher degree of automation in our processes, and Camunda’s capabilities fit our needs well. It is modern, easy to integrate with, and gives us flexibility when designing our processes.”

Eric Lind, Chief Information Officer
Bluestep Bank

End-to-End Microservice Orchestration Lifecycle


Visual processes modeled in ISO-standard BPMN, allowing business and IT stakeholders to collaborate on process design in a common language

Dedicated orchestration logic making it easy to implement changes

Build a catalog of reusable templates for common scenarios to enable faster orchestration


Highly scalable execution engine to natively automate and execute BPMN models without violating core microservices paradigms such as isolation of services

Monitor processes with the ability to discover and analyze technical service issues

Maintain process state in case of service disruption, allowing the process to resume when the service is available again


Compare process logs with BPMN diagrams to identify potential issues in service execution

Use BPMN heatmaps to identify ways to improve efficiency
Customizable reports and dashboards on process performance and business KPIs for decision makers

Benefits of Camunda’s Workflow Engine For Microservices

State Handling:

Persists the state of each instance of a business process (e.g., each order placed on an ecommerce website)

Explicit Processes:
Makes business processes explicit instead of burying them in code, making it easier for teams to understand and modify them
Message Correlation and Coordination:
Merges messages belonging to a single process instance and decides next steps — BPMN automatically implements message patterns such as sequences, synchronization, mutual exclusion, and timeouts
Compensation for Problems:
Compensates if a business transaction or process encounters a problem that requires previously completed steps to be undone
Timeout Handling:
Tracks the passage of time and automatically takes action or switches to another path in the process flow if an event does not take place as expected
Error Handling:
Allows you to specify the behavior that should happen when an error occurs (e.g., retrying an action, taking another path)
Transparency of Status:
Enables operations teams to monitor the status of process instances in real time

Provides graphical models of business processes that facilitate discussion between business stakeholders, developers, and operations teams

Hear how our customers succeed with Camunda

Learn how global organizations are enabling greater agility by orchestrating microservices with Camunda.

Learn how Goldman Sachs built its Enterprise Process Automation Platform to scale automation and improve the firm’s and its clients’ adaptability.

See how Decathlon transformed a monolithic process by implementing a microservices-based order manager in only one year.

Follow this large reinsurance provider’s journey toward a modern, cloud-native process automation platform using microservices and Camunda.

“I can show a flow to my business partner, and the business team can easily understand what’s going on. The technical team can understand the implementation, and we can model different errors and the process for recovering from these errors.”

Gustavo Arjones, CTO, Itau Unibanco

Helpful resources you can count on

Understand Microservices

Visit our microservices learning hub to gain a complete understanding of how to get the most value from this architectural style.

Take Our Microservices Masterclass

This four-part masterclass provides you with skills to develop new features faster, improve agility, and scale your organization to new heights.

Achieve High Performance with Zeebe

See how Camunda’s workflow engine, Zeebe, was designed for high-performance, resilient processes.

Start orchestrating your microservices with Camunda