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Orchestrate Microservices

Scale up microservices with unparalleled performance and resilience

Break through technology limitations and execute microservices at scale

Microservices architectures are popular for their flexibility. However, an end-to-end business process usually requires multiple microservices to achieve an outcome. It can be difficult to visualize the process, enable microservices to communicate as the process runs, 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’s cloud-native workflow engine uses event-streaming technology to deliver unparalleled performance and resilience as transaction volumes increase.

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 Microservices Orchestration Lifecycle


Align the business and IT using a common process model and the ISO-standard BPMN process modeling language

Dedicated orchestration logic enables teams to modify business processes without changing underlying services

Customizable, reusable templates empower business and IT teams to deliver orchestrated business processes faster


Highly scalable workflow engine that executes BPMN process models without violating core microservices paradigms such as isolation of services

One model view enables teams to monitor and troubleshoot processes that cross microservices and other endpoints

The workflow engine maintain the state of process instances in case of service disruptions or other problems


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

One model view shows a heatmap of process performance for quick identification of bottlenecks

Customizable dashboards and KPI alerts help decision makers monitor and analyze process performance

Benefits of Camunda’s workflow engine for microservices

State handling

Persists the state of each instance of a business process (for example, each order placed on an ecommerce website)

Explicit processes

Makes business processes explicit instead of burying them in code so teams can more easily visualize 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

Learn how enterprises succeed with Camunda

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

Visit our microservices learning hub

Check out our resources to learn how to get the most value from this architectural approach.

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, delivers performance and resilience for high-volume business processes.

Start orchestrating your microservices with Camunda