Timelines for milestone, Camunda replacement



We are seeing the possibilities to replace camunda with zeebe in our production.

  1. Can you please let us know when the milestone 2, 3 and 4 would be complete for zeebe. Please let us
    know rough timelines.

  2. The APIs characteristics of camunda, will it be same in zeebe, meaning can we port our camunda based implementation to zeebe without any change. If there will be change, how much change will be there in our application.

Raja Guru


Hi Raja Guru, thanks for the questions.

First, regarding milestones (referencing this doc, for anyone reading along): milestone 2 is complete, milestone 4 is targeted for Q1-2019, and milestone 3 is likely to come in Q2-2019 or later.

Second, regarding migration from Camunda BPM to Zeebe: in comparing the two systems, the points that Daniel and Thorben mentioned in this thread still holds true: Understanding Zeebe. The Quickstart should help give you a sense of the Zeebe API, and it would make sense to take a look at the Quickstart again in mid-October after we’ve released Zeebe 0.12 (which includes a handful of conceptual changes). We don’t yet have an official “migration guide” for Camunda BPM users, but this is something we’ll need to put together in some form as well.

Lastly, if you’d like to talk more about this, feel free to send me an email at michael.winters@camunda.com. We could schedule a call sometime in the coming weeks so I can better answer your questions.

Kind regards,


Hi @wints,

Are you really changing the milestone order, so that milestone 4 (expanded bpmn support) comes before milestone 3 (production readiness)?

Or is this a typo?


Hi @bkcsfi, we’re working on both milestones simultaneously right now (rather than one after the other), and it’s more likely that we complete the milestone 4 work before the milestone 3 work. That said, the roadmap should be updated with more detail, especially around “production readiness”, and we’ll be sure to do that at the start of the next quarter in October–more to come soon.