We are starting new to Camunda and planning to use in community edition for the first few years. Thought of starting with Camunda 8 Self hosting but got bunch of issues. Had following Question to the community
Using Camunda 8 Self Hosting in Production - I got issues while setting up Camunda 8 in development env. Is anyone using the Self-hosting community version in production, How is the experience.
Tasklist in Camunda 8 community edition - I believe Tasklist is not available in Free version of Camunda. Camunda 8 offers GraphQL api too for tasklist. Just the tasklist UI is not available in free edition or event Tasklist Api is not availabe in free edition. Basically if i want to use engine with User tasks in Production while using camunda 8 self hosting community edition, Can I do that?
Camunda 8 enterprise edition with Self Hosting - Can we self host and get commercial license later without goign to Saas ? The pricing varies for using it as Saas vs Self hosting but getting all the rich features
Starting with Camudna 7 - To leverage all the features if we start with Camunda 7, how bad or easy it would be to move to Camunda 8 later in few years. I believe Camunda 7 will still be supported for next 5 years, is that correct. Support meaning it will be mantained with no enhancements?
If you start with Camunda 8 and want to get the Commercial License later that is fine. There is no requirement to go SaaS.
Dependant on your use-case you can start off with Camunda 7. If you decide on moving down this path I would be very careful about the architecture you choose. (e.g. no task listeners, remote engine, …)
Generally, I would recommend using Camunda 8 if you are starting with a Greenfield Project.
In this context support means: No new feature development, security fixes, etc.
Hopefully this was already helpful for you!
P.S.: what problems did you run into hosting Camunda 8 in your dev-environment?