The Zeebe Blog

Zeebe, Event-Driven Architectures, and More: Talk Recordings from Kafka Summit SF and CamundaCon

by Mike Winters on Oct 25 2018 in Inside Zeebe.

It’s been a busy past month for the Zeebe team here at Camunda. At the end of September, we took the stage at CamundaCon, our annual user conference, and in mid-October, we traveled to San Francisco to give a presentation at Kafka Summit.

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Announcing the Zeebe 0.12 Release: Message Correlation, Parallel Processing, and More

by Mike Winters on Oct 16 2018 in Releases.

The Zeebe team is excited to announce the 0.12 release. To get started with Zeebe 0.12, please see our installation guide.

It’s been 3 months since the Zeebe 0.11 release, and we’ve been hard at work adding new BPMN symbols that will enable Zeebe to support a range of new use cases.

The 0.12 release also includes a number of architectural changes to Zeebe that make it a much simpler system that’s more focused on its core use case: high-throughput, low-latency workflow automation.

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An Overview of Conceptual Changes in Zeebe 0.12

by Mike Winters on Oct 16 2018 in Releases.

If you’ve already read the Zeebe 0.12 release announcement, then you know that in addition to significant advancements in BPMN support, Zeebe 0.12 includes changes to the scope of the problem that Zeebe solves and introduces a couple of new concepts.

In this post, we’ll walk through those changes in more detail so that it’s clear what’s different about Zeebe and why we’ve decided to take a different approach.

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What's New In Zeebe: BPMN Symbol Support, Zeebe + Apache Kafka, New Conference Talks, and More

by Mike Winters on Sep 27 2018 in What's New In Zeebe.

Hi everyone, here’s our roundup of goings-on in and around the Zeebe project for September 2018. This month, we’ll cover newly-supported BPMN symbols in Zeebe, a Zeebe + Apache Kafka demo, conference talk recordings featuring Bernd, and more.

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The Results Are In! A Review of The 2018 Microservices Orchestration Survey

by Mike Winters on Sep 25 2018 in Microservices.

In this blog post, we’ll share a few highlights from the microservices orchestration survey that we fielded in July 2018. If you’d like to download a report with results, you can do so here.

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What's New In Zeebe: Message Events, Receive Tasks, CamundaCon Berlin, Kafka Summit San Francisco, and More

by Mike Winters on Aug 30 2018 in What's New In Zeebe.

Hello Zeebe community! We’re back with a “What’s New” post for August 2018 where we’ll share updates about features in Zeebe, upcoming events where you can meet our team, and other general happenings in the project.

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Stateful Orchestration (or, Why Your Microservices Application Needs a Brain)

by Mike Winters on Aug 29 2018 in Microservices Orchestration.

When checking in for a flight online, normal people hope that everything works the way it’s supposed to. That usually means no error messages, and at the end of the process, getting a boarding pass in your selected format.

We at Camunda, however, are not “normal people”.

A problem during check-in is a bit of a thrill for us because it gives us a peek into how a company handles software failures in a high-traffic application.

We never know exactly what’s happening under the hood, of course, but we like to speculate.

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BPMN and Microservices Orchestration, Part 2 of 2: Graphical Models, Simplified Sagas, and Cross-functional Collaboration

by Mike Winters on Aug 9 2018 in Inside Zeebe.

This is part 2 in a 2-part series about BPMN and how it’s being applied to new use cases. You can find part 1 here. A sincere thanks to Bernd Rücker for his feedback during the writing of both blog posts.

Welcome back to our discussion of BPMN (Business Process Model and Notation) and its role in emerging use cases such as microservices orchestration. You don’t have to read the posts in order to be able to follow along, but if you’re new to BPMN, you might find it helpful to start with part 1.

To recap, the first post covered:

In this part 2, we’ll:

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BPMN and Microservices Orchestration, Part 1 of 2: Flow Languages, Engines, and Timeless Patterns

by Mike Winters on Aug 1 2018 in Inside Zeebe.

A sincere thanks to Bernd Rücker for his feedback during the writing of this blog post.

This is part 1 of 2 in a 2-part blog post series. Part 2 is available here.

We’re building Zeebe to be a next-generation workflow engine for emerging use cases such as microservices orchestration–use cases that may require an engine to handle hundreds of thousands (or millions) of new workflow instances per second.

And to do that, we’re using a graphical modeling standard that’s been around for almost 15 years: BPMN (Business Process Model and Notation).

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What's New in Zeebe: Community Projects, a Go Client Overview, Microservices Orchestration Survey, and Zeebe at Conferences and Events

by Mike Winters on Jul 20 2018 in What's New In Zeebe.

It’s time for the July 2018 edition of “What’s New In Zeebe”, where we share an update of what we’re working on in between releases plus other news from the project.

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