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External Tasks

External Tasks allows new Use Cases with Camunda BPM 7.4

Written by Bernd Rücker on , under Execution category.
In a recent Blog Post I wrote about a concept we call “External Tasks” where services were not actively called from the Workflow Engine (PUSH) but where “Workers” retrieve their tasks from the Workflow Engine (PULL). We discussed this a lot and got so much feedback that we decided to support this pattern out-of-the-box in Camunda BPM 7.4. Let’s have a look at an example (yes - we do have customers implementing video processing :-)): External Task Pattern In this case transcoding and uploading a video file can take ages.