The Zeebe Blog

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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We've Opened the 2018 Microservices Orchestration Survey, and We're Looking For Your Input

by Mike Winters on Jul 9 2018 in Community.

When we talk about Zeebe, we also talk a lot about the challenges that organizations face when managing business processes that span many independent microservices.

“Microservices orchestration” is a useful term for describing one potential solution to this problem. But every organization will take a different approach to a microservices architecture, and we want to be sure we have a clear understanding of what microservices orchestration means to the many different users who might benefit from Zeebe.

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Announcing Zeebe 0.11.0: Snapshot Replication for Fast Failover, Updated Default Mapping Behavior for Simpler Workflow Creation, Easy Access to Deployment Events, and More

by Sebastian Menski on Jul 4 2018 in Releases.

The Zeebe team is pleased to announce the Zeebe 0.11.0 release, which includes:

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What's New in Zeebe: Message Correlation, BPMN Symbol Coverage, New Clients, Community Projects, Zeebe on AWS, and More

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

It’s time for the second 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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Benchmarking Zeebe: An Intro to How Zeebe Scales Horizontally and How We Measure It

by Felix Müller and Mike Winters on Jun 12 2018 in Inside Zeebe.

In the past few weeks, we’ve mentioned Zeebe’s performance in horizontal scalability benchmarks that we run internally, but we haven’t yet explained how exactly we run these benchmarks. We decided we should take it one step further and open up the benchmark to anyone who wants to try it.

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Announcing Zeebe 0.10.0: NodeJS Client, A Library for Easier Client Creation, Timestamps for Improved Workflow Analytics, and More

by Sebastian Menski on Jun 6 2018 in Releases.

Update: On Monday, June 11, the Zeebe team released version 0.10.1 (download and changelog available here), a patch that fixes an issue with stream processing, and also released a 0.10.1 update for zbctl, the Zeebe command line interface (download and changelog available here).

The Zeebe team is pleased to announce the Zeebe 0.10.0 release, which includes:

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What's New In Zeebe: Scaling Zeebe, New Client APIs, Faster Requests, Timestamps, NodeJS Client, and Default Topic is Back!

by Daniel Meyer on May 16 2018 in What's New In Zeebe.

Welcome to the first-ever edition of “What’s New In Zeebe”, where we share our progress on the journey of building Zeebe, the world’s first high-throughput, resilient, and horizontally-scalable workflow engine.

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