Sandy Kemsley on Camunda BPM 7.5 Release
I attended an analyst briefing earlier today with Jakob Freund, CEO of Camunda, on the latest release of their product, Camunda BPM 7.5. This includes both the open source version available for free download, and the commercial version with the same code base plus a few additional features and professional support. Camunda won the “Best in Show” award at the recent bpmNEXT conference, where they demonstrated combining DMN with BPMN and CMMN; the addition of the DMN decision modeling standard to BPMN and CMMN modeling environments is starting to catch on, and Camunda has been at the front edge of the wave to push that beyond modeling into implementation.
She goes on to give a good history of recent Camunda releases and then really focus on the specifics in the 7.5 release:
- BPMN element templates
- Instance migration
- improved multi-tenancy
- external task handling
The open source community has done a great job of pushing standards and implementations of standards – CMMN, DMN, BPMN. It’s great to see passionate practitioners in the BPM space pushing each other to do more, something that conferences like bpmNEXT have also been great at reinforcing. Often these practitioners are the glue behind standards bodies that establish the specs for BPMN, DMN, CMMN, etc. An area where the big commercial vendors have not been as present in recent years.