Styra Load is a new Open Policy Agent (OPA)-based decision engine for authorizing cloud native applications that contain large data sets. 

According to Styra, a challenge many companies face is that data-heavy authorization workloads can lead to high operations costs. But Styra Load uses 10x less memory and has 40% more CPU throughput when compared to OPA itself, which cuts down on those costs.

Styra intends Styra Load to be able to act as a drop-in replacement for OPA. 

It can connect with multiple data sources using several out-of-the-box integrations without requiring custom code to be written. This helps further cut down on development costs and enable things to be sent to production faster.

Styra also explained that the tool enables users to see business impacts sooner, while reducing the risk of deployment failure and avoiding costly security issues. 

Security risk is reduced by checking the code for errors and comparing it to what’s in the production environment.

Styra Load also integrates with the Decision Replay feature in Styra Declarative Authorization Service (DAS), the company explained. 

“As enterprises continue to turn their sights on building new cloud-native applications, engineering teams are bogged down by data-heavy authorization and ever-rising infrastructure costs,” said Tim Hinrichs, co-founder and CTO at Styra. “Our goal with Styra Load is to help alleviate these issues by providing engineering teams scaling with OPA an opportunity to securely restructure their architecture around their essential, ever-growing data and improve performance, efficiency and time-to-market. We are committed to providing the best solutions for the growing OPA community to streamline operations for developers and engineering teams.”