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Technical concepts

This chapter gives an overview of Zeebe's underlying technical concepts:

  • Architecture - introduces you to the internal components of Zeebe, as well as, interfaces for external systems to interact with Zeebe.
  • Clustering - discusses the internal structure and propperties of a Zeebe cluster.
  • Partitions - sheds light on how Zeebe achives horizontal sclability
  • Internal processing - explains the basics of Zeebe's event processing
  • Workflow lifecycles - expands on the event processing concept and goes into more detail regarding the lifecycles of selected workflow elements
  • Protocols - explains how external clients communicate with Zeebe
  • Exporters - discusses the extension point to add additional processing logic for each record in the event stream